SplunkTalk – #58 – Back in the saddle!

Greetings to all fine feathered SplunkTalk listeners. Maverick and SplunkNinja are back in the saddle again. A few vacations, user conference, travel and other stuff has kept us from releasing some episodes–but thats all in the past now. Episode 58 returns to our traditional Q&A format. On the docket for this episode is a discussion around disk sizing, I/O (IOPS), disk performance and some recommendations on storage. Wilde asks Maverick a question on High CPU usage on Splunk startup due to massive file monitoring and some recommendations on dealing with that challenge. In our “what did we learn this week” segment, Wilde learned about a really cool OS X app called “FlashFrozen” that monitors the Flash process and warns/kills when it gets over 30% CPU usage–a.k.a (CPU Low Power Mode). All sorts of nerdy Splunky stuff including outputlookup, xpath, xmlunescape and the usual ridiculousness is back on schedule!

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Michael Wilde, “Chief of Black Ops and White Lies” is a Principal Sales Engineer with Splunk.  Starting with Splunk as their first Sales Engineer way back in 2006, over the years Michael has helped the company evolve its product and demo strategy, becoming and expert evangelist.  Michael is the original Splunk NInja and coined the tagline "becuase ninjas are too busy"

Aside from being a career sales engineer, Michael is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu an RYT-200 yoga teacher, every Saturday at LifeTime Fitness in Austin, TX.  

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