Smart AnSwerS #72

Hey there community and welcome to the 72nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The “Where Will Your Karma Take You” contest has been underway for two weeks now on Splunk Answers, and there is just a little over 2 weeks left to go! From July 15 to August 15, the top 3 users that earn the most karma points within this period will each earn a free pass to .conf2016. Best of luck to everyone and finish off strong!

Also, next Wednesday, August 3rd @ 6:30PM, the San Francisco Bay Area user group will be meeting at Splunk HQ. If you happen to be in the area, come join us! Visit the SFBA user group page to see what’s …

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Smart AnSwerS #71

Hey there community and welcome to the 71st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

There’s a lot of hustle and bustle going on as Splunkers, partners, and customers are preparing and reviewing presentations for .conf2016 just two months away. As we all wait in anticipation for the annual worldwide user conference, come join the community in a sneak peek of one of the sessions at next week’s July SplunkTrust Virtual .conf session. On Friday, July 29th @ 3:00PM Pacific time, SplunkTrustee Mason Morales will be giving a preview of his .conf2016 talk: Architecting Splunk for Epic Performance. Visit the meetup page to RSVP and access the WebEx link for the event.

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Smart AnSwerS #70

Hey there community and welcome to the 70th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Since expanding Splunk HQ with the addition of the new building next door, things have been eerily quiet as you walk through each floor since everyone has been spread out, leaving many Splunkers feeling distant and empty. People have been missing the energy and lively vibe when everyone was all together under one roof. It was finally decided that everyone in the old building would be consolidated into the new building. So in true Splunk fashion, we’ll be celebrating with a party tomorrow for one last hurrah in our 250 Brannan courtyard before the move to bid our farewell to the old building until it undergoes its new makeover!

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Smart AnSwerS #69

Hey there community and welcome to the 69th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Time has been flying by with Splunkers working incredibly hard and adapting to new changes in our office space. It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through 2016 already, but that’s what happens when you’re constantly focused and pushing through the daily grind. Luckily, HQ and other Splunkers in the US are getting a nice 5 day Summer break starting tomorrow for the 4th of July weekend. This is our chance in the middle of the year to refresh and recharge before finishing off strong with the next couple quarters ahead. Cheers!

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How to add upper and

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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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2016 State of DevOps Report: Release 200x and Recover 24x Faster

D1339Sponsor_Graphics_600x300I am happy to announce that Splunk is a proud sponsor of  2016 State of DevOps 2016 Report authored by our technology partner Puppet and DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). With more than 4,600 responses from IT professionals around the world, this report is one of the most comprehensive in the industry. It examines important trends in the DevOps community today. Key results include:

  • High-performing organizations deploy 200x more frequently than low performers, with 2,555x faster lead times and 24x faster recovery times
  • High performers spend 22% less time on unplanned work and rework, and 29% more time on new work than low performers
  • High performers spend 50% less time remediation security issues than low performers
  • Employees in
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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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DevOps Metrics: Measuring Team Productivity – Yes or No?

In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of measuring the business impact of DevOps-driven application delivery. At the DevOpsDays Seattle Open Space discussion on metrics, we also explored measuring DevOps teams’ performance and people productivity. I was glad to see that Nancy Gohring from 451 Research joined our session (check out her insights). Below are some of the key highlights from that Open Space discussion.

For DevOps leaders, knowing if DevOps teams are making progress toward meeting their organizational goals are important. Often these teams seem to have conflicting objectives. And, since DevOps practice involves a cultural shift, in our discussion it was concluded that it is crucial for Dev and Ops teams to …

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DevOps Metrics: Measuring Business Impact

A few weeks ago, I attended DevOpsDays Seattle. As a big fan of Open Space, I was happy when my session proposal on DevOps metrics was accepted. And as it turns out, this is an important subject for DevOps community, as my colleague, Splunk Chief Technology Advocate, Andi Mann also noted in his blog. Below are some of the highlights from those discussions among 30+ DevOps practitioners.seattle 3

Measuring Business Impact

Since the audience was from a variety of organizations of different sizes and maturity, it was great that a common theme/metric bubbled up: knowing and measuring the business impact of DevOps activities. The first step is to identify a business or customer success goal. Other relevant parameters stem …

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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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