SplunkTalk – #58 – Back in the saddle!

Greetings to all fine feathered SplunkTalk listeners. Maverick and SplunkNinja are back in the saddle again. A few vacations, user conference, travel and other stuff has kept us from releasing some episodes–but thats all in the past now. Episode 58 returns to our traditional Q&A format. On the docket for this episode is a discussion around disk sizing, I/O (IOPS), disk performance and some recommendations on storage. Wilde asks Maverick a question on High CPU usage on Splunk startup due to massive file monitoring and some recommendations on dealing with that challenge. In our “what did we learn this week” segment, Wilde learned about a really cool OS X app called “FlashFrozen” that monitors the Flash process and warns/kills when it gets over 30% CPU usage–a.k.a (CPU Low Power Mode). All sorts of nerdy Splunky stuff including outputlookup, xpath, xmlunescape and the usual ridiculousness is back on schedule!

Episodes are recorded live every Friday at 11AM Central Time – Email us at splunktalk@splunk.com to ask questions and have them answered on air!

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Developer Analytics made easy

Last week, Splunk speaker Peter Zadrozny, former CTO at BEA Systems Europe and author of many Java based books, presented a session on building visibility into application environments to an audience of over 120 attendees at JavaOne in San Francisco. Application logs have been traditionally underestimated in their usefulness, primarily because traditional tools to handle them are limited by relational schemas and clunky reporting interfaces.  A machine data engine like Splunk, which makes no presumptions about formats and schemas during data collection, but helps you extract intelligence from your operational data while reporting, presents a significant opportunity to get easy analytics about your application. With such a powerful engine at your disposal, developers can now simply build in analytics breadcrumbs into …

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SplunkTalk – #57 – User Conference 2011 – Day 2 – Sending out an S.o.S

From a series of live on camera interviews at Splunk’s User Conference 2011 comes an interview two epic Support Splunkers Octavio DiScuillo and Mick Shanaghy. Always a hoot, Mick and Octavio give us a great overview on the Splunk on Splunk or “S.o.S” app available on SplunkBase.com right now. S.o.S is an app that our support team built to help diagnose issues in your splunk deployment. Now, you get to have that very tool. I love it!

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SplunkTalk – #56 – User Conference 2011 – Day 2 – The Blake and Sparky Show

From a series of live on camera interviews at Splunk’s User Conference 2011 comes an interview with founding SplunkTalk personality Jeff Blake and his buddy Sparky from Splunk Partner Forsythe. With the original three (Wilde, Maverick & Blake) and anyone name Sparky is guaranteed to be an awesome time.

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SplunkTalk – #55 – User Conference 2011 – Day 2 – Nick Mealy

From a series of live on camera interviews at Splunk’s User Conference 2011 comes an interview with “original Splunker” Nick Mealy. Nick is primarily responsible for everything you see in Splunk. While at splunk, he pretty much engineered most of the user interface from 1.0 to 4.2. Nick is truly a ninja when it comes to stuff that gets painted in a web browser. Nick’s newest venture is “Sideview“. A company dedicated to building business-level Splunk apps. Nick shares history, perspective and some interesting conversation around some of his latest apps! Bow down to theMealy!

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SplunkTalk – #54 – User Conference 2011 – Day 2 – Mark Frost

From a series of live on camera interviews at Splunk’s User Conference 2011 comes an interview with Splunk Customer Mark Frost. Mark’s been listening to SplunkTalk for a while now. He always has great suggestions for us. Mark gives his take on Splunk’s User Conference and the challenges around being a Splunk champion internally. Mark is the best!

Episodes are recorded live every Friday at 11AM Central Time – Email us at splunktalk@splunk.com to ask questions and have them answered on air!

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SplunkTalk – #53 – User Conference 2011 – Day 2 – Jim Sherlock

From a series of live on camera interviews at Splunk’s User Conference 2011 comes an interview with Splunk Customer Jim Sherlock from Pearson Education. Jim is a loyal SplunkTalk listener and even recalls certain states he was flying over when listening–now that’s dedication!. Jim gives his take on Fried Butter, Splunk’s User Conference, and some interesting tidbits about his experience as a customer. Jim sure was a fun interview and a great guy!

Episodes are recorded live every Friday at 11AM Central Time – Email us at splunktalk@splunk.com to ask questions and have them answered on air!

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SplunkTalk – #52 – User Conference 2011 – Day 1 – Intuit Interns

From a series of live on camera interviews at Splunk’s User Conference 2011 comes an interview with Splunk Client Architect Vi Ly, one of Splunk’s most excellent customer advocates. Vi stopped by our SplunkTalk Stage with two summer interns, Peter and Emily from Splunk customer Intuit. These two University of Wisconsin Badgers had no Splunk training and did some amazing things over the summer with our product. Listen and learn!

Episodes are recorded live every Friday at 11AM Central Time – Email us at splunktalk@splunk.com to ask questions and have them answered on air!

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SplunkTalk – #51 – User Conference 2011 – Day 1 – Rick Nutter – Dan Goldburt

From a series of live on camera interviews at Splunk’s User Conference 2011 comes an interview with Dan Goldburt, Splunk’s Application Management Solutions Product Manager. Also featured is Splunk Customer Apollo Group’s Rick Nutter giving their opinions on user conference, whats coming in the Transaction Profiling app, and Rick’s experience with Splunk as a customer.

Episodes are recorded live every Friday at 11AM Central Time – Email us at splunktalk@splunk.com to ask questions and have them answered on air!

Enjoy Listening!

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SplunkTalk – #50 – The Letter L is for…

Wooo-hooo! The fiftieth episode of SplunkTalk! (are we half way to syndication?) probably not, but we have been at it more than most podcasters. Maverick and Wilde really enjoy our weekly nerd session about our favorite engine for machine data. Episode 50 is no departure. We have some good discussion today around . Splunk Ninja starts out with an interesting question around measuring change in metrics using the “delta” search command. Maverick offers advice to a user who’s looking to migrate two Splunk indexers in to one and discusses a few concerns to be aware of. Wilde and Jesse Miller learned this week about now to properly capture field data out of Team Fortress game servers using regex and mvindex. …

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