Splunk Enterprise System Administration Quiz Questions and Answers

In case of a conflict between a whitelist and a blacklist input setting, which one is used?

Answer :
  • Blacklist

Explanation :

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During search time, which directory of configuration files has the highest precedence?

Answer :
  • $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/users/admin/local

Explanation :

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Wheretofindtheconfigurationfiles#:~:text=Files%20in%20the%20slave%2Dapp,in%20a%20cluster%20peer's%20configuration.

Where can scripts for scripted inputs reside on the host file system? (Select all that apply)

Answer :
  • $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/< your_app >/bin
  • $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/scripts
  • $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/bin

Explanation :

Explanation/Reference: Reference: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.3.1/Data/Getdatafromscriptedinputs#Where_to_place_the_scripts_for_

How do you remove missing forwarders from the Monitoring Console?

Answer :
  • By rebuilding the forwarder asset table

Explanation :

Explanation/Reference: Reference: https://answers.splunk.com/answers/447096/how-to-remove-missing-forwarders-from-the-distribu.html

Which Splunk component distributes apps and certain other configuration updates to search head cluster members?

Answer :
  • Deployer

Explanation :

Explanation/Reference: Reference: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.3.1/DistSearch/PropagateSHCconfigurationchanges

Within props.conf, which stanzas are valid for data modification?

Answer :
  • source
  • sourcetype

Explanation :

Reference: https://answers.splunk.com/answers/3687/host-stanza-in-props-conf-not-being-honored-for-udp-514-data-sources.html

Which of the following are required when defining an index in indexes.conf? (Select all that apply)

Answer :
  • thawed Path
  • homePath
  • coldPath

Explanation :

Explanation/Reference: Reference: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.3.1/Admin/Indexesconf#PER_INDEX_OPTIONS