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Deployment scenarios and best practices.

Best practices area

Use the Best practices area to learn about configurations from the Splunk community. Share your own scenarios, or read about how others have set up Splunk deployments.

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Migration experiences

Have you migrated a large Splunk deployment from 3.x to 4.x? Besides the overview provided in the Installation Manual, there's a lot to a Splunk migration, and we'd like to hear from you about it. Other Splunk users can also benefit from your experience and pointers.

Share your migration tips here

Best practices and processes

Here are some best practices and processes:

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Developing GUI components for Splunk 4.0?

Visit the 4.0 Splunk GUI development page! If you've done something cool with 4.0 GUI development, show us how you did it.

Examples from the field

And here's how some people have done it:

Deployment information

This section contains information about the components of a Splunk deployment, your options when deploying, what choices you have with respect to high availability, and information about tuning factors.

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