Smart AnSwerS #12

Hello Splunk community and welcome to the 12th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

I had just come back from eating lunch and what do I find 10 feet away from my desk? Over 15 boxes of leftover pizza from a meeting of course. I fight the urge to grab a slice or five and I take a break for the gym instead. I get back to the office and what do I find in the kitchen? 3 boxes of leftover deep dish pizza. I reach for a cup of tea instead and head to my desk. Our amazing executive assistant Jade Lo comes around with a box full of large buttery cookies of all flavors. What do I do? …

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Smart AnSwerS #11

Hi there Splunk community and welcome to the 11th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

This week is Splunk’s FY’16 Sales Kickoff (SKO) and there’s been a lot of hustle and bustle with Splunkers from around the globe in town. It’s been a jam-packed week reflecting on amazing achievements this past fiscal year, hearing personal customer experiences, and getting psyched for future goals with the ever changing landscape of big data. To put a cherry on top, we’ve had a cotton candy machine at HQ because the venue for the event wouldn’t allow us to use it there. I have yet to hear any complaints in the office about it (unsurprisingly) :P – Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:…

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Smart AnSwerS #10

Hey there Splunk community and welcome to the 10th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

This has felt like a very long week, but what better way to start unwinding than with board game night Thursday at the office! A friend of mine was recently doing research on how people discover awesome board games and the answer was almost always, “friends introduce me to new ones whenever we have board game days, nights, weekends, etc.” I’ve certainly been introduced to new board games at Splunk I never would have found on my own and get to experience it with folks equally as interested in the discovery of awesomeness. Of course, before we play hard, we have to work hard too! – …

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Smart AnSwerS #9

Hello Splunk community and welcome to the 9th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Once a month, we have a birthday Thursday at the office where our awesome Facilities team provides an abundance of sugary goodness to celebrate. Last Thursday, they ordered ice cream sandwiches from a local Bay Area company It’s It! Alas, I had to resist with all my power for the first time. I have 3 weddings to go to in the next 3 months and currently can’t fit my slacks. *sobs in a dark corner* On the brighter side of things, I’ve been feeling more energized and focused than ever to bring you these topics which, by the way, were all asked and answered by members …

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Smart AnSwerS #8

Hello Splunk community and welcome to the 8th installment of Smart AnSwerS!

Have you ever had to babysit a dog for a friend and have to completely change your routine to make sure they don’t unleash all heck in your house? Well that’s what my week’s been like with totally different commute times, sleep and work schedules. Somehow, I’ve managed to make it work and still find time to hunt for some gems like these. – Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How to configure Chrome as a search engine for Splunk searches?

Not only are there smart AnSwerS, but there are smart questions too! oxnard posted a very interesting topic on how to configure their …

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Smart AnSwerS #7

Hello Splunk community and welcome to the 7th installment of Smart AnSwerS!

This past Monday, Martin Luther King Jr Day, was a holiday for the Splunk offices in the US, but I decided to come in anyway to get some work done since Splunk Answers never seems to take a day off :P All the lights were off and alas, neither I nor the security guard knew how to turn the lights on. I worked in the dark for a good 2 hours, but just when I was about to give up and save my eyesight, another splunker came by, showed me the light (switches) and saved the day! *confetti drop* Check out this week’s featured Answers posts:

Does Splunk remember

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Smart AnSwerS #6

Hello Splunkarinos and welcome to the 6th installment of Smart AnSwerS!

We just had our company Break Your New Year’s Resolution party this past weekend to start the New Year…ironically :P Good eats, good drinks, good music and fun people? That sounds about right to me! We’re back to business (and fun) as usual here at Splunk HQ as I’m sure you all are too – Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How to change the width of two dashboard panels in the first row from 50% 50% to 75% 25% in Simple XML for Splunk 6.2?

kkuderko was having an issue changing the size of panels on their dashboard, as do many users, which is why customizing Splunk …

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Smart AnSwerS #5

Hey there Splunk community, welcome to the 5th installment of Smart AnSwerS and the first of 2015!

Just when I thought the first work week of the year was going to slowly ease me back in, Splunk Answers and, well, you all have been busier than ever and have gotten me to hit the ground running. What does that mean? Why, more material for me to work with for this blog series of course ;) – Check out this week’s featured posts:

Why is syslog right into Splunk so bad/wrong?

I already had this post lined up to be featured and coincidentally, this topic actually came up at last night’s SF Bay Area Splunk User Group Meeting in the discussion …

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Smart AnSwerS #4

Hey there folks and welcome to the 4th installment of Smart AnSwerS!

Did any of you gain a pound or five over the holidays? I certainly did, but that’s ok! Good times and good eats with family and friends = me being insulated and cozy in bed as I peruse through posts to dig you all up some useful and interesting material – Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How to create a search to predict license violations?

Ever wonder what your indexed volume might be at the end of the day based on trending indexed data per hour as the day progresses? Well, you came to the right place! JdeFalconr had the need for this exact use …

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Smart AnSwerS #2

Hey there Splunk community!  Welcome to the 2nd installment of Smart AnSwerS!

We’re in the last month of the year and entering prime holiday season, but big data waits for no one ;D — Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

Is there a guide or map to understand Splunk’s internal indexes and their log content?

This topic is a great read and points you in the right direction to a better understanding of what Splunk logs about itself. ChrisG references a helpful page from the Splunk Troubleshooting Manual that contains a list of the various internal logs and a description of each one. However, the poster of the question (feickertmd) needed to dig a bit deeper into …

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