Splunk Add-on > Where’s That Command – Converting a Field’s Hexadecimal Value to Binary
When looking through Splunk’s Search Reference Manual, there are a ton of search commands with their syntax, descriptions, and examples. After all, if Splunk is the platform for machine data, there needs to be an extensive list of commands, functions, and references that guide Splunkers through the Search Processing Language (SPL). But one would think that we had everything covered, right? Well, almost….
I have a couple of great customers from the Houston, Texas area to thank for this. Gabe and Andrew (you know who you are) are not only strong Splunkers, but frequent the Splunk Houston User Group (SHUG) meetings and are always looking for ways to expand their use of Splunk as well …
How’s my driving?
It was the summer of 2014. I was well into my big data addiction thanks to Splunk. I was looking for a fix anywhere: Splunk my home? Splunk my computer usage? Splunk my health? There were so many data points out there for me to Splunk but none of them would payoff like Splunking my driving…
At the time, my commute was rough. Roads with drastically changing speeds, backups at hills and merges, and ultimately way more stop and go than I could stomach. But how bad was my commute? Was I having as bad an impact on the environment as I feared? Was my fuel efficiency much worse than my quiet cruise-controlled trips between New York and Boston? …
Building Splunk Solutions
Splunk is delighted to announce the publication of the new developer guide: Building Splunk Solutions.
This authoritative guidance is built by developers for developers.
Splunk Enterprise is a highly-efficient platform for searching, analyzing, and monitoring all of your machine data from any source. While being very powerful out of the box, there is a lot of additional value that Splunk can offer through the apps and solutions that extend and enrich the capabilities of the Splunk core.
This guide follows a Splunk software engineering team on a journey to build a solution, focusing on the real world partner use cases showcasing various capabilities of the Splunk Developer Platform. Like a documentary, it captures our story from envisioning and user …
Splunk Apps and Add-ons: Do You Possess the Apptitude?
At Splunk, we’re committed to helping customers across industry and government ingest, organize and visualize their data to gain intelligent insights. Our platform is designed to help users maximize the use of machine data through powerful search and analysis capabilities. What many people don’t know is that we go beyond offering platform solutions to ensure our capabilities can be integrated at the application level. Did you know we also offer more than 700 apps that extend the power of Splunk?
Over the years Splunk has partnered with companies such as Microsoft and Cisco to develop customized apps to integrate with customers’ existing platforms and supplement Splunk’s Enterprise platform. Splunk Enterprise is our platform for Operational Intelligence, but apps and add-ons …
They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Actually it’s far more than that.
Take an Instagram image, there is tons of useful metadata behind the image – not just that tasty picture of what you had for dinner last night.
But how do you start to look at this data? I think you already know the answer to that! This post is just a quick guide showing you how to ingest and visualise Instagram data in Splunk.…
.conf2014 Highlight Series: Getting Deeper Insights into your Virtualization and Storage with Splunk
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 Stela Udovicic and Michael Donnelly’s presentation focused on Splunk insights into virtualization and storage.
Good for all skill levels
IT Operations, Application Management
Virtualization and storage technologies go hand-in-hand. If performing poorly, they can have a serious impact on your applications’ performance and users’ experience. This presentation shows how Splunk can help you get unified visibility …
Results and Feedback from Splunk Apptitude Round 1
Back in November, we launched a contest called “Apptitude”. This was a competition designed to energize and challenge Splunk’s developer community. We offered prizes—big prizes—for the best app submissions in two categories: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and a general “Innovation” topic. It worked. Over 120 people participated, and 23 entries were submitted! The response was so strong that we have announced a second round of the contest.
The contest ended on January 20th, and here is a summary of the results:
Splunk MINT – Enhance Operational Intelligence with Mobile Data
I’m thrilled to announce a major update to Splunk MINT. Splunk MINT allows you to collect and analyze operational information from your mobile apps. Now, you can get the same insight on mobile app performance, problem, and usage as you do with applications and infrastructure that you’re probably already using Splunk for today.
Measure the volume, latency and status of all HTTP connections. This enables you to understand the network’s contribution to transaction response times or query response times from API calls and other web services.
Splunk and Synthetic Monitoring
Monitoring your Web Application is not always an easy task. The challenge is even bigger when you want to be proactive about monitoring your application. How can you detect application performance problems before your users actually detect it? How about monitoring the availability of your Saas application knowing these environments are typically locked down: you can’t install an agent and you rarely have access to the instance log files thus limiting your visibility into the application.
A good solution for the above challenges would be to use synthetic monitoring. In a few words, synthetic monitoring is nothing more than a simulation of user interactions to your web application, which then allows you to measure the performance and availability of your application:
Integrating Active Directory into Splunk with SA-ldapsearch
On Tuesday, I introduced one of the first presentations at .conf2014 – a major update to the SA-ldapsearch app. This new app has now launched and you can download it at http://apps.splunk.com/app/1151/. The app consists of four specific commands: ldapsearch, ldapfetch, ldapfilter and ldapgroup.
- We dropped the requirement for Java on your search head
- We added support for Search Head Pooling
- We added a GUI configuration page and connection testing
- We provided full UTF-8 support
The ldapsearch command is a generating command and is used in a similar way to other generating commands like inputlookup. You run it like this:
| ldapsearch domain=SPL search="(objectClass=user)" attrs="sAMAccountName,cn"
We have added some new features in this release. Firstly, the output …