SplunkTalk – #59 – Schooled by the n00b

Greetings friends! Its time for another cozy chat with (maybe) your favorite nerds, Maverick Garner and Michael Wilde, the Splunk Ninja. On this week’s episode we have a chat about using Splunk’s Deployment Monitor app to take a gander at nodes not reporting in when you hope them to be. Setting up alerts might be the answer–perhaps? Maverick answers a question on access control based on information in a lookup (which may not be totally possible) but the discussion is interesting. The real fun part about this episode is in the title “Schooled by the n00b”. One of our favorite Splunker’s supern00b Jesse Miller schools us by teaching Wilde a little thing about field extraction. Jesse’s not really a n00b anymore–after all he’s been at Splunk for 7 months and rocks!!!! Simon Shelston wrote a sweet blog post about how to detect anonymous proxies hitting your servers. We highly recommend you check this out as the technique is quite good!. We’re looking for feedback on how to make the Splunk community much better. Feedback please!

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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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