Showing posts with label splunk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label splunk. Show all posts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SplunkLive: Reflections from Nashville

SplunkLive recently came to Nashville, Tennessee for the first time.  Although it was somewhat of a strain to make it due to the current load at work, I was determined not to miss it.  Coming away from the day long event, I was stoked from the info presented as well as from meeting and talking with other Splunk users.  If you use Splunk, or are just considering doing so, you should definitely make it to SplunkLive if it comes your way.

I know a lot of folks may look at such an event as a day long sales pitch, but this was not the case.  Granted, Splunk sales is there should you want more info, but the whole point of SplunkLive is getting current Splunk users more bang for the buck.  Multiple breakouts are held covering different topics aimed at different users of varying experience, but all have one thing in common - making Splunk do amazing things that you never thought possible.

If you are scratching your head wondering what Splunk is, let me sum it up this way.  If you ever have the need for pulling a needle out of a haystack of logs (or any kind of machine data for that matter), you seriously need to check out Splunk.  You can even run it for free, indexing up to 500MB of data per day.

Back to SplunkLive - as I said before, if it comes to your town, GO!  You will get a lot of great info and best of all, it's free!

Monday, August 19, 2013

NetApp stats in Splunk

I just recently found a great new app for Splunk - the Splunk App for NetApp ONTAP.  If you only have a small NetApp environment, trying to get quick and easy historical stats couldn't be easier.  NetApp does provide the OnCommand suite which gives reporting, but to be completely honest, for small environments I just don't think it's worth it.  OnCommand is large, bloated, cumbersome to deploy and, well, crap.  

The Splunk App for NetApp Ontap deploys in minutes and easy to set up.  You get great insight into your environment right out of the box, and did I mention that it's free?  Yes, free!  Like so many other great apps out there for Splunk, it is community developed and supported.  It's well worth your time to check it out.  If you have the slighted bit of experience with Splunk, then you'll find that it is very simple to write custom reports using the app and extract virtually any kind of capturable data from your NetApp filers.  Needless to say, my OnCommand install is about to get nuked!