.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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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Using Selenium and Splunk for Transaction Monitoring Insight

Planning continues here at HQ for .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas in September. In the meantime, we’re excited to share the latest in our .conf2014 highlight series. This week, we revisit Elias Haddad’s presentation detailing the capabilities and benefits of the Synthetic Monitoring App.

Skill Level:
Good for all skill levels
Solution Area:
Application Management
Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
The Synthetic Monitoring App enables you to monitor your Web application and measure critical KPIs such as application performance and availability. This session showcases how this app can simulate user interactions around the clock and set up alerts when your application breaches its performance and availability SLAs. Elias Haddad shows how you can proactively …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Operationalizing Advanced Threat Defense

As we get closer to .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas in September, we’re excited to continue our series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights. This week we revisit Monzy Merza’s in-depth presentation focused on how to get the most out of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security.

Skill Level:
Intermediate
Solution Area:
Security
Splunk:
Splunk App for Enterprise Security

Presentation overview:
Splunk’s Minister of Defense and security guru, Monzy Merza, shows how to use the Splunk App for Enterprise Security to detect, respond to and mitigate advanced malware through various phases of the threat’s lifecycle chain.

For the full recording, check out Operationalizing Advanced Threat Defense.

We look forward to sharing more of these …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Deep Dive into Search Head Clustering

We’re back with the latest installment of our .conf2014 highlight series. Today, we revisit one of our most popular sessions of last year’s conference, “What’s New in Search Head Clustering.”

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Intermediate
Solution Area:
Deploying Splunk
Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
A complete deep dive on the Splunk Search Head Clustering feature. This session covers how Search Head Clustering provides horizontal scalability to support more users and searches, and high availability to ensure users can access their searches at all times. We also cover the architecture, how it works, and best practices guides for large scale deployment.

For the full recording, check out Deep Dive into Search Head Clustering.

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Splunk Ninjutsu by David Veuve

In our ongoing series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, we revisit David Veuve’s “Security Ninjutsu” presentation focused on using Splunk for Advanced Correlation, Anomaly Detection and Response Automation.
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Skill Level:
Advanced
Solution Area:
IT Operations, Security
Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
Splunk’s analytical capabilities allow security users to leverage advanced correlation and anomaly detection moving beyond basic incident response. Splunk can also take action, ranging from integration with ticketing systems to automatic blocking and beyond. This session walks the audience through automated threat intelligence response, behavioral profiling, anomaly detection, and tracking an attack against the kill chain. Through each of the examples, David reviews the data, how to analyze it, and what actions could be taken, providing reusable examples for how …

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.conf2014 Highlight Series: Splunk Search Optimization by Julian Harty

As we start looking ahead to .conf2015, we thought it would be good to share some highlights of past .conf sessions. In the first of a series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, we revisit Julian Harty’s presentation of Splunk Search Optimization.
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
Solution Area:
Search Language
Splunk:
Splunk Enterprise

Presentation overview:
The simplicity and variability of searches can be a blessing and a curse. How can I tell if searches are really efficient? OK, Splunk has a job inspector, but what do all the options mean? And am I using the right commands for my goal? Is there a better way to do this? This session reviews the details around how a search is performed, the use …

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My .conf2014 Data Adventure Part II. Leaving Las Vegas

Bye_Bye_VegasI hope you all had a suitably spooky Halloween. In Part I of my round up of .conf2014 I went through the keynote speakers on the first day (GE, Red Hat, Coca Cola and NASDAQ) and how they used Splunk for a wide range of operational intelligence use cases. Day two and three of .conf were a huge selection of customer presenters, technical workshops and best practice sessions. We also had SiliconAngle’s “The Cube” at the event interviewing Splunk users, customers, analysts and employees. There was some great press coverage too, following the interviews earlier in the week. In part II, I wanted to highlight some of the stories from Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, BskyB, Dominos Pizza, FINRA and …

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My .conf2014 Data Adventure Part I – What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas

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(Note – no monkeys, tigers, Mike Tyson or Mr Chow were harmed in the writing of this blog or at .conf2014).

They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

That clearly didn’t happen with Splunk’s .conf 2014 where the theme was “Your Data Adventure”.

The news from the event, customer stories, press coverage, analyst commentary, social media buzz and the GA of new products have spread globally and certainly haven’t stayed in Vegas.

If there was one thing that summarised what I saw during the week, it was the growth of operational intelligence inside companies – across new use cases and deeper within existing uses of Splunk, but most interestingly combining different use cases together. There were customers presenting …

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.conf 2014: The Community Report

Whew! Welcome back from .conf, everyone. I know it’s been two weeks since we all hung out together in the Community Lounge, but it still feels like we only just left the MGM yesterday…

All for you: the Community Lounge

This year at .conf, we created an intentional space for our amazing user community: you. You folks are the reason we’re here, and we wanted you to have a cool place to meet other Splunk users, talk about the stuff that matters to you, and get a little fun in at the same time.

The Answers Desk

The Splunk Answers Desk was, as always, hugely popular. Our staff of lab-coated (and sometimes be-fezzed) Support and Sustaining Engineering specialists were kept busy helping …

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How to boost your apps performance with insights from virtualization and storage?

Are you getting the most out of your virtualized infrastructure investment? If your critical applications are suddenly running slow, how do you identify where exactly and how widespread is the issue causing the degradation. Is it the storage latency problem, overcommitted resources or something else? To find out answers to these questions and more join our “Getting Deeper Insights Into Your Virtualization and Storage with Splunk” session on Thursday, October 9th, 11:45 AM, suite 121-122.

Here is a sneak peek into our session. First, we will dive deeper into Splunk Apps for VMware and NetApp Data ONTAP and help you get better understanding of the value these extremely popular Splunk apps can bring to your enterprise. After that our amazing virtualization expert Mike Donnelly, …

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