Splunk .conf 2017: Key Takeaways (Part 2)

In case you missed it, I recently caught up with Splunk .conf pro, Neena Bhutiani, to see how .conf2017 measured up to years past. But what about a different perspective: someone who's never been to Splunk .conf?

For that point of view, I spoke with two first-time .conf attendees: Karthik Subramanian and Somen De (who, spoiler alert: both also happened to be presenters, as...


Using Splunk to Predict the Weather

Planning a camping trip can take a lot of time. You have to figure out how many tents you need, what kind of tents, how much food to pack, what tools you need to bring, what clothes you need to wear, etc. A lot of the plans can be based off of one thing, the weather. Going to a rain forest? Pack a heavy rain jacket, a couple of tarps, and waterproof everything. Going to the desert? Pack a sun hat, shorts, and containers for water. Unfortunately, unless you know you’re going to a place with extreme weather, you might not be able to perfectly predict the weather.

This is where Splunk...


Join Function1 at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

We're in San Francisco this week for Oracle OpenWorld (#OOW17)! While we are looking forward to attending as many of the 2,500 sessions, demos, and hands-on labs offered, we're especially excited about one presentation in particular...

Function1 Vice President (and respected leader in the Oracle WebCenter Sites architecture sphere), Tony Field, is teaming up with Oracle's Sripathy Rao for a discussion on Oracle WebCenter Sites and Oracle Cloud. If you're still building out your...


Using GIT to Manage Splunk

Does your Splunk team struggle with managing and coordinating configuration changes to your Splunk Enterprise deployment? Do all of your Splunk administrators use a single system account to modify files? Have you had to merge changes from a swap file into your serverclass.conf file?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have some tips for you regarding how to leverage version control system (VCS) software on Splunk configurations - making life easier for your team. Note that using version control is not meant as a backup storage for Splunk configurations; but rather...


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