Smart AnSwerS #16

Hey Splunk community and welcome to the 15th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It seems like there’s a national holiday for almost everything now, and corn dogs fortunately made the cut! National Corn Dog Day was this past Saturday, March 21st, but we celebrated at Splunk HQ last Thursday. Boiling hot oil was at the ready for frying up corn dogs and tater tots all afternoon? I’m sold!

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How does indexer acknowledgement work with indexer clustering replication to guarantee that no data is lost?

Glenn wanted to fully understand how indexer acknowledgement worked from start to finish in an indexer cluster. He was concerned about possible data loss if the …

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Smart AnSwerS #15

Hey Splunk community and welcome to the 15th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Splunk HQ never misses a chance to get down and festive when the opportunity strikes, and St. Patrick’s Day was no exception. Facilities equipped the office with some awesome green hats, noisemakers, beads, and even kicked off the middle of the afternoon with some Irish music! Although, I’m pretty sure the music genre changed later in the day when I could feel some heavy bass shaking my desk up a bit. That’s when you know the work day is over. :P – Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

How does Splunk handle transactions that span search time boundaries?

If you’re running a transaction search within …

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Smart AnSwerS #14

Hey there and welcome to the 14th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Here at Splunk, we’re not only building a community of users through user groups as highlighted in last week’s Smart AnSwerS blog, but we also participate in some cool projects for various communities at large through our corporate social responsibility program Splunk4Good. What better way to make a difference than through using our very own products to analyze and visualize big data for positive social impact? You can check out live projects at www.splunk4good.com to see the potential and possibilities. Aside from just using Splunk to do good, we ourselves engage with local (and not so local) communities too. Just this past Tuesday, piebob and …

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Smart AnSwerS #13

Hello Splunk Community, and welcome to the 13th installment of Smart AnSwerS!

Some exciting stuff is under way this year with Splunk User Groups worldwide…but wait, what’s a Splunk User Group? Well I’m glad you asked! It’s a group of folks who use Splunk products who are interested in connecting with other users in their geographic region. Whether it’s building your networks, bouncing around ideas and use cases through discussion, sitting in on some interesting talks by subject matter experts, you name it. Learning all there is to know about Splunk might seem daunting, but what better way to learn and grow than from other users with different backgrounds of experience?

So what’s the exciting news? Right now we’re …

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Splunk App for Stream 6.2 delivers a big bag of goodies!

The Splunk App for Stream just got better! In addition to support for Linux and Mac operating systems, I am pleased to announce that the app now supports Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7. This new 6.2 version is available now on Splunk Apps. You can use Splunk software with the Splunk App for Stream to correlate wire data with other machine data from any other technology.

In the past releases of Splunk App for Stream, we offered you various ways to work with your wire/network data, whether you wanted to observe all of the data or just a subset of protocols and defined fields. We are now adding even more options for data collection and extraction. The Splunk …

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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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Splunk App for Stream: How Can You Use Ephemeral Streams?

Did you know that Splunk App for Stream supports ephemeral streams in addition to permanent ones? Ephemeral stream capture enables you to grab wire data on the fly for a specified period and analyze it in Splunk software. You can start using ephemeral (temporary) streams in a variety of situations: security analysis (see below), to better your applications performance, to observe network latency during increased traffic conditions (for example, Cyber Monday or another seasonal event).

We have integrated wire data and ephemeral streams in our popular Splunk App for Enterprise Security. From within the app, you can trigger on-the-fly wire data capture based on your search results, events or alerts. With ephemeral streams you can choose to monitor just …

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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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