.conf2014 Highlight Series: Splunk Monitoring Console

Welcome back to our .conf2014 highlight series! Today, we revisit another one of our most popular sessions of last year’s conference, “Splunk Monitoring – New Native Tools for Monitoring your Splunk Deployment.”

Skill Level:
Good for All Skill Levels

Solution Area:
Splunk Admin, Deploying Splunk

Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
Collecting, interpreting and reporting on what Splunk is doing, especially in a distributed Splunk deployment can be challenging for the Splunk administrator. Where is the data that I’m indexing in Splunk coming from? What searches are taking up large amounts of system resources? How are the machines that Splunk is running on performing? This session covers new native tools in the Splunk platform for performing these and other administrative activities.…

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Troubleshooting connectivity issues to Splunk’s API from the SDK

A common problem we see customers struggle with is how to diagnose connectivity issues with any of our SDKs. In this post, I’ll show you a few tried and true practices that can help you figure out what might be going wrong.

There are two main families of errors folks see. One has to do with general connectivity / connection info, and the other has to do with security config on the client.

General connectivity issues 

This means that you are unable to succesfully connect to the API. The best way I find to diagnose is to drop to a terminal and use curl to login to the Splunk API and see the results. The command to use is:

curl …
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The Splunk SDK for JavaScript gets support for Node.js v0.12 and io.js!

We’ve just released an update the Splunk SDK for JavaScript, v1.7, with some great new features! Most importantly support for Node.js v0.12.x and io.js.

You can get it on npm or GitHub, and docs are available at dev.splunk.com

New features and APIs

  • Added Service.getJob() method for getting a Job by its sid.
  • Added Service.ConfigurationFile.getDefaultStanza() method for getting the [default] stanza of a conf file.
  • Can now stream JavaScript objects with modular inputs by passing an object as the data parameter to the Event constructor; that object will then be passed to JSON.stringify().
    • Updated the GitHub commits example to show this functionality.

New Examples

  • The node/helloworld/get_job.js example shows how to get a Job by its sid.
  • The node/helloworld/endpoint_instantiation.js example
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Splunk, AWS and Autodesk

aws-webcast-splunk-and-autodesk-1-638This past November, I had the privilege to attend AWS re:Invent, the largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community – attracting existing cloud customers, vendors and curious prospects. Also a privilege for me was seeing and hearing Splunk CEO, Godfrey Sullivan, present his keynote at the event. Godfrey is a natural storyteller and business evangelist, and I’m always so inspired and energized after I hear him speak.

His presentation at AWS re:Invent was no exception. On the main stage, Godfrey was both on-point and passionate about the partnership between Splunk and AWS. He made it clear that through the AWS ecosystem, customers receive the services and support necessary to improve business agility, increase application performance and security, …

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We’re All Part of a Winning Team

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 12.12.34 PMI think we all love the feeling of winning something – even if it’s simply the $5 lottery scratch ticket or the March Madness office pool. For me, those can be really fun moments of over-exaggerated boasting. But I always have mixed emotions around sharing bigger wins or awards. I guess it’s because no one likes to be on the losing side of the win. The good news is that today the awards I’d like to share are wins that were made possible by teams of people demonstrating massive effort, innovation, and commitment to the development and evolution of Splunk software.

It’s not often we can say that we’re all part of a winning team. Thanks to Splunk employees, Splunk …

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Splunk wins Leading Innovators Award from Healthcare Informatics

HCI-InnovatorAwardsWinnerSeal-2015I’m pleased to announce that Splunk was selected for the 2015 Leading Edge Award for Interoperability from Healthcare Informatics! This is truly exciting for us, as healthcare is an area that we’re deeply passionate about.

Recent headlines and legislation have forced a conversation about the best ways to rein in healthcare costs, while keeping in mind patient privacy and security concerns. From an IT perspective, it’s easier to manage costs if you have visibility into your overall operations. Having that single pane of glass view enables you to determine the gaps or overlaps in processes, technologies and controls. But oftentimes, the data resides in disparate silos across the enterprise.

Typically, healthcare organizations must use vendor-specific solutions or create their …

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Common Core Digital Assessment – Demystifying Your “Online” Readiness, and More With Splunk!

My family and I are very fortunate to live in one of the best school districts in Illinois, possibly the Midwest. This year Illinois became one of the 38 bold states to implement Common Core. Is it controversial or progressive? Dichotomous viewpoints for sure. Nonetheless, it necessitates assessments be realigned to these standards and states have chosen (or are gravitating) to employing one of the following three assessments: the SBAC (Smarter Balanced), PARCC (Pearson), or Aspire (ACT). All three have or are propelling states to replace traditional paper based exams with online assessments. Obvious benefits to online assessments include reduced test administration, automatic scoring, and instant diagnostic reporting for comparing results to other schools, districts, and …
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Downhill Splunking (Part 1)

Splunk GPS

Last month I took some time off and hit the slopes in Jackson Hole, WY.

Yes, it was awesome. And yes, I want to be back there. However things need to be Splunked… starting with the data I collected whilst shredding the mountain.

I used an app called Ski Tracks to collect GPS data, and used Splunk examine it.…

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Recycling and Re-tooling by building with RAFT

By Stephanie Han

 

Splunk’s own Revenue and OM team spent a warm March morning working at RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching) in San Jose, assembling activity kits for teachers and students throughout the Bay area. The team constructed more than one hundred Breadboard Circuit kits, used to teach 1,500 students about electricity and creating basic circuits, and 41 Motorized Shake Table kits, which will be used to teach 1,640 students about earthquakes and structures.

 

But we were doing much more than building educational tools for Bay Area students. Each of these learning kits was comprised of recycled materials donated by companies throughout the Bay Area.

We weren’t only helping to build important resource kits for Bay Area students, …

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Customer Survey: the results are in!

Hello Splunkers,

In November 2014, we launched our fourth annual Net Promoter/Customer Satisfaction Survey. We’ve been tabulating the results, and we’re now excited to announce that for the last four years, our NPS score ranks Splunk among the top software companies in the world. Over 280 customers responded this year—thank you to everyone who participated!

We received some great feedback and we hear your requests loud and clear. Below are the highlights from the survey and a sneak peek at what you can expect based on the results.

Background: What is a Net Promoter Survey?

NPS is based on the fundamental perspective that every company’s customers can be divided into three categories—promoters, passives, and detractors—by asking one simple question: How …

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