Using the Visualization Editor to Create a Dashboard in Splunk 4.3

Hello world!  This is my first blog post with Function1 and I hope you find it useful. This post will give you an idea of how simple it is to use the new Visualization Editor in Splunk 4.3 to create a dashboard. This neat new feature is great because it simplifies the dashboard and panel creation process by allowing any user to create a custom dashboard without having to write any XML code and/or book time and consult with the IT guy! Each Splunk user can create their very own custom dashboard with panels that can include a table, pie chart, line graph, or a variety of other options with...


Splunk Dashboard Development and an Intro to SideView Utils

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This is hopefully the first in a series of posts dealing with the joys of developing dashboards and apps in Splunk.  In this post, I’d like to highlight different development options and introduce SideView Utils.

The Case for Dashboards

Organizations use Splunk in a variety of ways.  Uses range from monitoring a specific application to gaining enterprise-wide insight into their operations.  Insight can be...


Is your Organization Operationally Intelligent?

Data over here, Data over there, Data everywhere...

We live in an an age where there is probably more data compiled about a newborn child in it's first 1yr of life than was compiled about their great grand parent in their entire lives! Imagine collecting health data for the nearly 4.25M kids that are born in the US a year and then doing absolutely nothing with it. No studies on mortality rates, no studies on child development, no alerts on outbreaks effecting this new population...Nada. Preposterous? Yup. Ludicrous? U huh. Down right dumb? "It is decidedly so". Well...


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