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?

dsollen had an HTML dashboard and wanted to …

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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 :)

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

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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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Smart AnSwerS #60

Hey there community and welcome to the 60th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Hot off the press! The next SplunkTrust Virtual .conf Session has been scheduled for next Thursday, April 28th, 2016 @ 9:00AM PST. Duane Waddle and George Starcher will be giving their popular talk “Avoid the SSLippery Slope of Default SSL”, which has been used and referenced far and wide among the Splunk community in the past couple years. See what the hype is all about by visiting the Meetup page to RSVP and find the WebEx link to join us next week!

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How to put an expiration date on a set of saved searches or alerts

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Splunk Named One of the “Best Places to Work” for Ninth Consecutive Year

bptw-noms149x149-300At Splunk, our core values frame everything we do. We’re innovative, passionate, disruptive, open and – last but not least – fun. With values like those, it’s no wonder that the San Francisco Business Times has just named Splunk one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area for the ninth consecutive year. We’re proud to be recognized once again for our outstanding employee satisfaction. This year’s San Francisco Business Times results highlight Splunk employee satisfaction in a number of areas, including personal and professional development, workplace satisfaction and overall team effectiveness.

If Splunk sounds like the type of company you’d like to join, there are many current Bay Area opportunities in Splunk’s engineering, field technical services, finance, …

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Smart AnSwerS #59

Hey there community and welcome to the 59th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

There’s a tradition at Splunk where “something” happens to or around your desk if you take PTO for at least 2-3 weeks. When piebob left for the UK late last year, she returned to Splunk HQ with a completely homemade replica of the cruise ship she took on her trip abroad which spanned the entire length of her desk. This week, support engineer DerekB just came back from paternity leave to find a hybrid Audi baby stroller made entirely out of cardboard with fully functional wheels. To top it off, it’s parked right behind me and Derek’s (pouty) face was printed out and tacked on to a …

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Smart AnSwerS #58

Hey there community and welcome to the 58th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It’s officially baseball season and today is opening day for the San Francisco Giants. With Splunk HQ just two blocks away from the ballpark, traffic and parking mayhem has commenced! Our next SF Bay Area Splunk User Group meeting also falls on a game day, but luckily one of our awesome members Becky Burwell offered to host the meeting at her office away from the madness :) If you happen to be in the area, come join us at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at Yahoo! HQ in Sunnyvale, CA. Visit the SFBA Splunk User Group page to view the agenda and …

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