Overview

The following Video Library has been designed to assist installing, commissioning and working with Gemini Manage.

Section 1: Installation and commissioning of Gemini Manage

  • We begin with instructions on how to batch deploy Manage Appliances/Instances, specifically to create Splunk Indexer and Search Head clusters.

Section 2: Operational Maintenance of Splunk Clusters

  • We move on to the use and operational maintenance of Splunk clusters

Section 3: Introducing Other Features of Gemini Manage

  • Here we introduce other features of Gemini Manage, including Gemini Explore!

Section 4: Installation and use of Gemini Agents

  • This details the installation and use of Gemini Agents, used for remote Splunk environments that need to be controlled within Gemini Manage.

     

Section 1: Installation and commissioning of Gemini Manage


Create a Clustered Splunk Environment using Manage instances

  • Use the batch deployment method to;
    • Prepare 8 Gemini instances
    • Install Splunk and configure them all into an Indexer and a Search Head cluster

 

Section 2: Operational Maintenance of Splunk Clusters


How to upgrade your Clustered Splunk Environment

  • Use the Gemini Management Center to;
    • Add a new Splunk Binary file
    • Update the entire Indexer and Search Head clusters to the latest Splunk version

 


How to add a new Indexer/Search Head into your Clustered Splunk Environment

  • Use the Gemini Management Center to;
    • Insert a new Splunk node into an existing cluster
    • Verify using the Splunk Indexer Clustering dashboard

 


How to remove Splunk instances

  • Use the Gemini Management Center to;
    • Remove a Search Head or Indexer from an existing cluster

 


How to Activate Splunk for use in Manage

  • Use the Gemini web interface to;
    • Activate Splunk on a standalone Gemini instance
    • Complete post Splunk activation tasks
    • The ability to start/stop/restart Splunk from Manage

 

Section 3: Introducing Other Features of Gemini Manage


Working with Log Receiver in Gemini Manage

  • Use the Gemini web interface to;
    • Create a Log Receiver in Gemini Manage
    • Create a network subnet filter
    • Create a regular expression filter
    • Create a host filter

 


Working with Manage Clusters and Manage Groups

  • Use the Gemini web interface to;
    • Create a Manage Cluster and form a Manage Group from two Log Receiver nodes
    • Replicate Log Receiver (syslog) rules within the Manage Group
    • Use the local Splunk instance as a **Heavy Forwarder** for syslog traffic

 

Create a High Availability environment with Manage Instances

  • Use the Gemini web interface to;
    • Setup a **Failover Group** for a Log Receiver environment
    • Choose fom two High Availability options available in Manage
    • Introduce a **Load Balancing** feature

 


Introducing Gemini Explore within Gemini Manage

  • NEW!

Gemini Explore is currently in its 'Beta' form, and is obtainable for use as a part of our limited Pilot Program.

The following Video highlights how we can use this product to leverage the Splunk Monitoring Console metrics.

 

Section 4: Installation and use of Gemini Agents


How to install a Gemini Agent to a Linux instance

  • Shown at a CentOS terminal, this highlights the process of adding a Gemini Agent to a Linux device for integration at the Gemini Management Center.

 


How to add remote Splunk instances using Gemini Agents

  • Use the Gemini Management Center to;
    • Integrate an entire remote Splunk environment into the Gemini Management Center in Manage.

 


How to upgrade remote Splunk instances

  • Use the Gemini Management Center to;
    • Upgrade Splunk software on a remote Splunk environment featuring Gemini Agents.

 


How to remove remote Splunk instances

  • Use the Gemini Management Center to:
    • Remove an entire Splunk cluster from the Gemini Management Center
    • Remove Unassigned Nodes from the Management Center

 


More information can be found by downloading our Quick Start and Administration Guides from the Getting Started With Gemini 2.7 page or contact support@geminidata.com for more details.