Implementing Splunk Data Stream Processor (DSP) (ISDSP) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Topic 1 – Introduction to DSP

  • Review Splunk deployment options and challenges
  • Describe the purpose and value of Splunk DSP
  • Understand DSP concepts and terminologies

Topic 2 – Deploying a DSP Cluster

  • List DSP core components and system requirements
  • List DSP core components and system requirements
  • Describe installation options and steps
  • Check DSP service status
  • Learn to navigate in DSP UI
  • Use scloud

Topic 3 – Prepping Sources and Sinks

  • Ingest data with DSP REST API service
  • Configure DSP source connections for Splunk data
  • Configure DSP sink connections for Splunk indexers
  • Create Splunk-to Splunk pass-through pipelines

Topic 4 – Building Pipelines - Basics

  • Describe the basic elements of a DSP pipeline
  • Create data pipelines with the DSP canvas and SPL2
  • List DSP pipeline commands
  • Use scalar functions to convert data types and schema
  • Filter and route data to multiple sinks

Topic 5 – Building Pipelines - Deep Dive

  • Manipulate pipeline options:
  • Extract
  • Transform
  • Obfuscate
  • Aggregate and conditional trigger

Topic 6 – Working with 3rd party Data Feeds

  • Read from and write data to pub-sub systems like Kafka
  • List sources supported with the collect service
  • Transform data from Kafka and normalize
  • Write to S3

Topic 7 – Working with Metric Data

  • Onboard metric data into DSP
  • Transform metric data for Splunk indexers and SignalFx
  • Send metric data to Splunk indexers
  • Send metric data to Splunk SignalFx

Topic 8 – Monitoring DSP Environment

  • Back up DSP pipelines
  • Monitor DSP environment
  • Describe steps to isolate DSP service issues
  • Scale DSP
  • Replace DSP master node
  • Upgrade DSP cluster