Splunk Setup Tutorial Using Twitter Data

New to Splunk? Looking to get data in there quickly so that you can learn what the software can do? 

In this blog, I'll walk through a fun tutorial that uses social media to get you up-and-running with Splunk. We'll be using App for Twitter Data, a free app available on Splunkbase that streams live sample tweets into Splunk. 

Splunk is pretty powerful out-of-the-box and has a lot of great features to harness your machine data. Splunk apps extend the software's power, allowing you to do more with your data. For example, the...

Creating and Using New Custom Visualizations in Splunk 6.4

Visualizations are not new to Splunk, whether XML or (D3) JavaScript, but the visualizations offered in Splunk 6.4 are the easiest and most powerful yet!

Splunk has four large improvements to visualizations:

  1. 12 New D3 Visualizations
  2. The ability to add and extend your own visualizations to the library
  3. Developer APIs...

Distributed Management Console: Monitoring your deployment


So you did it. You early adopter you! You love having the latest and greatest Splunk Enterprise has to offer and upgraded to Splunk Enterprise 6.2. The new UI is snazzy, the new regex field extractor wizard is magical, the Search Head Clustering feature is what we've all been waiting for, and how about that savvy new App bar display? And that is not all Splunk Enterprise 6.2 has to offer. Here’s the situation: you are on your Splunk 6.2 instance and you navigate over to the settings drop-down and...

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