SplunkTalk – #60 – Diamonds in the rough

When you hit sixty, isn’t that time for a mid-life crisis? Perhaps, but not this crew. We’ve been SplunkTalk’in for sixty episodes now. One might say its our “diamond anniversary”. Why not. This week we’ve got a few questions for ya and some learning even mid-episode. Splunk Ninja answers a question that new users might have around re-enabling the web interface on a “light or heavy” forwarder. Maverick answers a really neat question around reporting on top 5 daily java exceptions and how to dynamically generate dashboard panels–and Wilde learns about the “accum” search command in the context of Mav’s answer. In the “What did we learn this week” segment, Ninja discusses a bit about the forthcoming MySQL lookup plugin to make massive lookup tables more scalable than CSV’s in the context of an interesting use case. You’ll just have to press play!!

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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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