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1 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Date Name Title Getting Started with Splunk

2 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Agenda 2 Getting Started (5 minutes) Splunk at (5-10 minutes) Orientation (15-20 minutes) Getting Help (5-10 minutes) Q & A (10-15 minutes)

3 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Introductions 3 Who are you? What is your role? – Where does your job start and end? Who’s in the audience? – Have the audience introduce themselves? – How much experience do they have with Splunk? – What do they hope to gain from the workshop?

4 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Getting Started 4 How to access Splunk? – How to request access? – What is the new user onboarding process? – You have a process, right? ;) What data is currently collected and available? – What is the new data onboarding process? – Please say you have a process

5 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Splunk Environment 5 How is Splunk deployed? – Present a diagram of your Splunk deployment (example on next slide) Splunk can be downloaded free and sets up in <5 minutes – Free version can be used as sandboxes to learn Splunk or test new configuration – Free version for home/personal use

6 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Splunk Architecture License Capacity: 500 GB/day 6 x5 … Distributed Search and Summary Indexing Tier Indexing Tier Forwarders or Forwarding Tier Data Sources laptops desktops proxyapplications syslogfirewall servers/VMs config

7 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Use Cases 7 Who is using Splunk (individual users or teams)? What are they doing with Splunk? Highlight success stories, cool challenges solved or interesting questions answered by Splunk. Example: our CIO is able to track productivity using Splunk dashboards of web proxy data. Poll the audience for their use cases.

8 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Orientation 8 Provide a walk through of the Splunk UI – Show the Launcher – Show the Getting Started App – Show the Search App  cover the data (sourcetypes, hosts, sources)  run a simple search with wildcards/booleans  explain the timeline, search controls, filters  explain the time range picker (historic vs. real-time searches)  find the search in the Jobs manager  introduce search commands  explain fields and/or demo the interactive field extractor  show how to save and schedule searches  build a simple report  make a simple dashboard – Ask the audience for search ideas or questions they want answered

9 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Orientation 9 Mention the existence of the CLI and REST APIs Show other cool Apps – Show Apps you have installed – Example: use the GoogleMaps App to geolocate events – Download more from SplunkBase – Users can also build their own

10 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Getting Help 10 Is there an internal wiki or website with more information? Is there an internal mailing list users can ping? Is there an internal chat list? Are there team experts who can be leveraged?

11 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Technical Help: Splunk Answers 11 http://answers.splunk.com Community driven Splunk supported Knowledge exchange Q & A

12 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Technical Help: Splunk Documentation 12 http://docs.splunk.com Official Product Docs Wiki and community topics Updated daily Can be printed to.PDF

13 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Splunk Education 13 Develop internal Splunk experts Recommended for New Users –Using Splunk –Searching & Reporting Recommended for Admins –Administering –Deploying Splunk Recommended for UI/Dashboard Developers –Developing Apps

14 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Splunk Events 14 Splunk User Groups –Community driven –Bootstrapped by Splunk –Occur every 2-3 months –Hosted locally Splunk Live! –Worldwide customer events –Technical workshops for beginners and power users –Local Events held in LA, OC, San Diego, Phoenix yearly Splunk User Conference –August 15-17 in San Francisco, CA –5 tracks, more than 40 sessions, the smartest Splunk users together –May 13 th early registration promotion www.splunk.com > Events

15 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Other Ways to Get Help 15 Post a Question to Splunk Answers Find an app on Splunkbase Join the IRC channel #splunk on efnet Join the Splunk LinkedIn Group Follow @Splunk on Twitter Watch Splunk Videos on YouTube

16 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Q&A 16 Questions? Looking Ahead – Was the workshop useful? – Get ideas for future workshops – Recruit someone in the audience to host a future workshop – Consider hosting a Search/Story of the Month contest

17 Copyright © 2011, Splunk Inc.Listen to your data. Thank You :)


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