vDoIT thoroughly analyze the systems and underlying code and database to identify the leakages and design faults, but it is true that we need to work on preventive and corrective methods both to get problems resolved and then significance of Splunk can be accepted to adapt that as a solution. There are some steps need to be followed for s SUCCESSFUL implementation of Splunk.
1. Set up Splunk Server
Set up splunk server on Linux/Ubuntu/Windows for Receiver and Indexer prospective on encrypted mode and got the incoming ports opened for them.
2. Logging standardization
Each System Owner has to change the standard of the logs as per the guidelines of Splunk where right volume of field-value could be posted to the Splunk Server. This took lot of effort to educate developers how to do that.
3. Apply Forwarders
Install universal forwarders on all participating servers and we opened the port on them for Outgoing information.
4. Create Dashboards
As per the need of Business and Support team, we fine-tune the indexer and design the dashboard to serve the requirements. There can be significant use of Splunk specific query language to get accuracy in the data and indicators
5. Set up Notifications
This is one of the most business critical step where we do setup the notification with different triggers, so that Support team get alerts as and when needed at different stages