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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Smart AnSwerS

Hello, and welcome to the debut of Smart AnSwerS, a weekly blog series featuring posts from Splunk Answers on trending issues, interesting use cases, and more!

For the last couple of months, I’ve been reviewing incoming content on Answers and selecting high-value postings to summarize and email weekly to my compadres on the mighty Splunk Support team. Pretty quickly, we realized that this information wasn’t just useful to Support–it is useful to everyone who uses Splunk–so here we are. This first installment is a bit of a best-of from the previous emails, but look for a new blog post each week chock full of specially-curated Answers for you to expand your brainmeats with.

Answers? What’s that?

If you aren’t familiar with Splunk

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My First Post – “Know your Splunker”

So here it is, my first blog post as Splunker, and boy has it been a long time coming!  Writing a blog post has been something I’ve been asked to do for pretty much as long as I’ve worked at Splunk.  It’s not that I didn’t want to write a blog, but more that I could never come up with anything cool/fun to say.

Then it finally hit me today, while I was walking around the office (and someone called me Amrit?!?!) — I have no idea who sits 4 desks away from me!  With that in mind, starting next week week, I am going to try to do a blog series called “Know your Splunker”.  It’s meant not only …

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Splunk Joins Public-Private Partnership to Improve Cybersecurity

Last week Splunk joined several other companies at U.S. NIST’s signing ceremony symbolizing our participation and partnership in the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

There’s no doubt that there is a critical need to protect private-sector intellectual property and other valuable business data from a growing number of cyber threats. This partnership illustrates our commitment to the spirit of collaboration while providing real-world cybersecurity capabilities that address business needs.

The NCCoE has three key goals:

  • Provide practical cybersecurity – Help people secure their data and digital infrastructure by equipping them with practical ways to implement cost-effective, repeatable and scalable cybersecurity solutions.
  • Increase rate of adoption – Enable companies rapidly adopt commercially available cybersecurity technologies by reducing their total cost
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Splunk Challenge 2012 – A Competition in Operational Intelligence

“Put 40 students in a room, give them Splunk with some data sources and see what they can come up with”, suggested Lord Lau.

“Aye aye Chief”, I replied meekly. In front of Lord Lau, you have only one choice, and that is to take all these tasks with stride.

And so this was the beginning of a series of collaboration with Nanyang Polytehnic in Singapore to promote the awareness of machine data and Splunk as the platform for operational intelligence. The NYP (Nanyang Polytechnic) and Splunk team sat down and deliberated on the format of the competition, the type of questions, the type of data sources as well as the pre-preparation work that have to be done. Some of …

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