Smart AnSwerS #68

Hey there community and welcome to the 68th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It’s the week of LGBT Pride in San Francisco, so SplunQers and fellow allies came together yesterday afternoon for our second party ever in the new building at HQ. The courtyard was set up with rainbow themed decorations, treats, and libations (of course) to celebrate the many identities that make up the diversity of our company. The turnout was amazing as we filled the courtyard with lively energy and blaring music in true Splunk fashion. Big thanks to the SplunQers, Fun Council, and Facilities for organizing and promoting an open culture.

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How to speed up LDAP / Active

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Splunk named to LinkedIn Top Attractors List

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At Splunk, we pride ourselves on our innovative, fun, and unique company culture. For nine consecutive years, the San Francisco Business Times has named Splunk one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area. I couldn’t be more excited to share the news that today, Splunk has been named to the Linkedin Top Attractors List as one of the top 40 companies in the U.S. at attracting and keeping top talent, according to LinkedIn data.

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Our HR organization holds the employees we represent and the company we serve in extremely high regard. Clearly, we think that we have a pretty good thing going over here. So when we share recognition alongside household name companies like Google and …

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Smart AnSwerS #67

Hey there community and welcome to the 67th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

For folks who will be in the San Francisco Bay Area the first full week of July, you’re all welcome to join us at the SFBA User Group meeting on Wednesday, July 6th @ 6:30PM PDT. chuckers has graciously offered to host at Comcast in Sunnyvale, CA where we’ll be hearing some interesting talks by watkinst from Mastercard and Splunk Senior Director of Product Management, Gaurav Agarwal. If you can make it, be sure to visit the SFBA User Group page to RSVP!

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

What happens to my multisite indexer cluster when connectivity between sites dies?

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Smart AnSwerS #66

Hey there community and welcome to the 66th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Splunk HQ now has an open room with giant Lego like blocks for Splunkers to take a creative escape from the daily grind. Some folks have already constructed some pretty epic stuff. In the first week, someone built a “conference room” with a fully functional table and bench seating that could be used for gaming, eating lunch, and quick meetings…possibly. When I checked out the space again last week, there was a 30+ foot long bridge and some sort of igloo maze fort of sorts. Who knows what architectural feats people will come up with next!

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Smart AnSwerS #65

Hey there community and welcome to the 65th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

We have a couple back-to-back community events happening right after the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend! The next SplunkTrust Virtual .conf Session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31st at 12:00PM PDT. SplunkTrust member rich7177 will be teaching nOObs the basics of navigating Splunk Web and, time permitting, how to build reports, visualizations, and dashboards. For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area next week, the SFBA User Group will be on Wednesday, June 1st @ 6:00PM PDT at Splunk HQ in our brand new building next door! Come join us in the shiny new space as Sr. Engineering Manager mszebenyi, original …

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Smart AnSwerS #64

Hey there community and welcome to the 64th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

One of the Splunk Cloud support engineers left on vacation last week, so in true Splunk fashion, his desk is getting a complete makeover by the time he returns! yannK has been putting on his creative hat this week to transform the desk into a Star Wars TIE Fighter which has been coming together incredibly well. If it were my desk, I’d leave it as a permanent installation because it looks that cool and is still completely functional as a work station…not that I’m jealous or anything ;P

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How would one correctly configure DATETIME_CONFIG for an app that

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Smart AnSwerS #63

Hey there community and welcome to the 63rd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

With Splunk HQ officially more than two times larger, and Splunkers now spread out across more square footage, things have gotten eerily quiet around here as everyone is adjusting to their surroundings, getting to know new neighbors, and figuring out where all the new conference rooms are. Slowly, but surely, we’re getting comfortable in our new home, and once we’re completely settled in, we’ll find ourselves back into the groove of things with a nice balance of work and play :)

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How to call a Python script from an HTML view?

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My Journey with DevOps at Splunk

Ten months ago, I took the journey from being an Openstack/ Tooling Engineer and entered the world of Sales Engineering at Splunk.  I wanted to continue to maintain my development skills and help customers understand the importance to their business of their automation and deployment activities. I have focused on helping customers see the value in moving to a full DevOps methodology, but find that a lot of my customers are still struggling with getting the basics concepts of DevOps fundamentals. With how much technology has changed it surprises me that basic fundamentals of development and release management are not being followed or understood; nor are people willing to adapt to a streamlined process. But that hasn’t stopped me from …

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Smart AnSwerS #62

Hey there community and welcome to the 62nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

There’s a lot of hustle and bustle going on at Splunk today as we will be expanding HQ with a brand new building next door! Construction has been ongoing for the past two years, but the big day is finally here with more than half of the Splunkers in our current building moving over. Folks are packing up their desks for the rest of the morning because in a little less than two hours, we’ll be celebrating the opening of the new building in true Splunk style with a Cinco de Mayo party. There is just no other way :)

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Smart AnSwerS #61

Hey there community and welcome to the 61st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

I just had the pleasure of joining over 60 Splunk users for the April SplunkTrust Virtual .conf session on Best Practices for Splunk SSL by dwaddle and starcher. You can find the recording and slides for this and previous presentations on the Virtual .conf wiki page in case you missed out. For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area that want to continue getting your Splunk clue on, come out to the SFBA Splunk User Group meeting at Splunk HQ next Wednesday, May 4th @ 6:30PM PDT. Becky Burwell from Yahoo!/Flickr will give a talk on batch search parallelization, and Sasha Velednitsky

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