.conf2014 Highlight Series: Onboarding Data Into Splunk


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We’re excited to continue our series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, especially as .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas is quickly approaching. This week we revisit Andrew Duca’s presentation, because getting your data into Splunk is important!

Skill Level:
Good for All Skill Levels

Solution Area:
Splunk Admin

Splunk Enterprise

Presentation Overview:
It’s important to get data into Splunk right the first time. This session shows you how to get the ‘important’ things right, the first time, sometimes using .conf files. Some of those important things to get right include timestamp and timezone, host extractions (which host to extract), sourcetype, line-breaking and index. Splunk’s “schema-on-the-fly” allows flexibility in field extractions, but we need to index things properly to find the data. This presentation walks customers through getting different data sources — e.g., logs, data base, API calls (JIRA, SFDC), FIX data — into Splunk with the correct parsing rules.

For the full recording, check out Onboarding Data Into Splunk.

Be sure to register for .conf2015 today and be on the lookout for more of our #TBT .conf highlights as we get closer to .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas in September.


Richard Brewer-Hay
Posted by Richard Brewer-Hay

Richard Brewer-Hay (RBH) has 20 years experience in communications, marketing and production on behalf of some of the world's most innovative companies including Yahoo!, eBay, NEC, Microsoft and StubHub. In November, 2014, he joined Splunk to lead its social media efforts across the global organization.

When he's not Splunking, RBH spends as much time as possible with his wife and two daughters - exploring the Bay Area. He also brews beer. In April 2010, his beer – “Imperial Jack”, named after his Grandfather and brewed in collaboration with San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery, was a Gold Medal winner at the World Beer Cup.

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