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Most used assets of a web application

You might need to find out which parts of your application are used most when doing the following:

Prerequisites 

In order to execute this procedure in your environment, the following data, services, or apps are required:

  • Splunk ITSI
  • Data normalized to the following CIM model: Web

Example

Your application support team wants to use the Splunk platform with web access logs to see which web assets are used most. You need to make sure your deployment is configured correctly and create a search they can use.

To optimize the search shown below, you should specify an index and a time range. 

  1. To verify you are searching for normalized web data, run the following search: 
    earliest=-1day index=* tag=web
    | head 10
    
  2. Do one of the following:

Search explanation

The table provides an explanation of what each part of this search achieves. You can adjust this query based on the specifics of your environment.

Splunk Search Explanation
tag=web Search for events that are tagged as web events.
| stats count BY uri_path, status Count the number of events and group them by URI and status.
| sort limit=20 -count Sort the top 20 results with the largest count first.

Result

You can also use this information to troubleshoot production issues for users and identify areas to improve navigation or performance.

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