Splunk 7 Event Annotations and You!

If you're anything our team at Function1, you can't wait to experiment with all of Splunk 7's dynamic new features. One of these features is “Event Annotations,” a powerful tool to highlight charts. At the moment, Event Annotations can be used in time-series charts. They are relatively simple to use; all you need is a separate search on your dashboard of type=annotation, with the annotation_label defined as the field you want to show as an annotation, and the annotation_category defined as the field to group your annotations by type. There is a simple but comprehensive example in the...


I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts!!!

A Campfire and a Scary Story

With All Hallows Eve aka Halloween fast approaching (my favorite made-up holiday of the year), I figured I would share a little tale of fright, mayhem, blood, and hair raising shrieks in the night... you know, to get you in a spooky mood. So, here goes nothin'... [The setting is night time around a camp fire in a dark wooded area] Once upon a time in quaint southern town, the home of a massive titan of web commerce, there was a web content management deployment with the name WebCenter Sites (WCS). About 3 or 4 months ago, WCS users were ecstatic as they were...


New in Splunk 7.0 – Metrics!

Like most avid Splunk users and admins, our team at Function1 was excited to hear about the release of Splunk 7.0 and all of its powerful new features and enhancements. One of the bigger announcements was Splunk 7.0's debut of a new data type called Metrics.

Splunk’s goal in introducing Metrics is to provide organizations with a highly efficient and scalable method of ingesting, utilizing, and extracting business value out of metrics from critical IT systems.

What are Metrics … and why are they important?

In short, Metrics are numerical values that pertain to an activity or...


How to Create a Custom Dojo Tab in the Contributor UI

 
Introduction
 
When you’re customizing the Contributor UI, sometimes you want to open a new tab with custom contents. For example, say you want to open a new tab that shows a custom list of assets, or a tab that displays a screen from a third-party application. To do this, you need to create two new Dojo classes (a custom “...

Luna Wins Splunk's 2017 Innovation Award

From the Search Party, to the keynotes, to the captivating technical sessions, Splunk .conf17 was definitely one for the books (not to mention the record books, with more than 7,000 Splunkers in attendance)! One of our favorite moments of the week was when our CEO, Ashish, was presented with Splunk's 2017 Revolution Innovation Award for Luna, our Operational Intelligence app that integrates Slack and...


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