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SPLK-SSS8.1 - Implementing Splunk SmartStore 8.1


Duration: 5.0 hours

This 1-virtual day certification & training course is designed for the experienced Splunk system administrators. This hands-on class is designed to provide the essential knowledge for deploying and managing Splunk SmartStore.

It covers SmartStore deployment options, cache manager configurations, monitoring, and troubleshooting of SmartStore implementation.


Please refer to course overview




Module 1 - Introduction to SmartStore

  • Benefits of SmartStore
  • SmartStore requirements and restrictions
  • Indexing in SmartStore
  • Searching in SmartStore

Module 2 - Standalone SmartStore Implementation

  • Enabling SmartStore indexes
  • Bootstrapping SmartStore indexes
  • Validating the implementation

Module 3 - SmartStore in Indexer Cluster

  • Implementation differences between deployments
  • SmartStore in an indexer cluster
  • SmartStore migration in indexer clusters

Module 4 - Monitoring and managing SmartStore

  • Monitoring SmartStore
  • Monitoring SmartStore activites
  • Cache manager settings
  • Optimizing eviction policies



  • Splunk Enterprise System Administration
  • Splunk Enterprise Data Administration

Strongly recommended:

  • Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Linux OS commands
    • Editing files with vi or nano
    • Splunk index life-cycle and bucket transitions
    • Splunk indexer cluster concept



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