Splunk @ Amazon Startup - Austin, TX - 9/11/2008

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Michael Wilde, Splunk Ninja, gives an overview of Splunk, and discusses ways in which Splunk has solved some of its challenges using Amazon\'s EC2 / S3 Web Service to accomplish business goals

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Splunk @ Amazon Startup - Austin, TX - 9/11/2008

  1. ninja The IT Search Company Michael Wilde, Director, SplunkPowered Associates
  2. Imagine using the Internet without a search engine The IT Search Company
  3. Now imagine trying to find information buried in terabytes of data inside your data center The IT Search Company
  4. Splunk lets you search your entire IT infrastructure from one place in real time The IT Search Company
  5. Why Search? The IT Search Company
  6. Our IT infrastructures are too complex, dynamic, service oriented, virtualized and mission critical. Existing management approaches haven’t kept up. The IT Search Company
  7. Search is scalable, versatile and keeps up with change. It turns the data you already have into actionable information. The IT Search Company
  8. Search your IT infrastructure > Last 60 minutes The IT Search Company
  9. Search your IT infrastructure J2EE exception > Last 60 minutes Operations Troubleshoot problems The IT Search Company
  10. Search your IT infrastructure fail* password sshd > Last 24 hours Operations Security Troubleshoot problems Investigate attacks The IT Search Company
  11. Search your IT infrastructure file modify | chart by source > Last 7 days Operations Security Compliance Troubleshoot problems Investigate attacks Reporting and Controls The IT Search Company
  12. Search your IT infrastructure transaction fields=userid > Last 7 days Operations Security Compliance Business Intelligence Troubleshoot problems Investigate attacks Reporting and Controls Analyze transactions The IT Search Company
  13. Search your IT infrastructure transaction fields=userid > Last 7 days Operations Security Compliance Business Intelligence Troubleshoot problems Investigate attacks Reporting and Controls Analyze transactions The IT Search Company
  14. Search • Time search with interactive results • Keyword search with quoted strings, wild cards, booleans and nesting • Targeted field search - Host, sources, events - Custom fields • Summary and statistical search • Transaction search • Right click integration with other applications The IT Search Company
  15. Alert • Save any search and run it on a schedule to create an alert • Alerts can trigger notifications and/or actions based on the search results • Notifications can be sent via email, SMS, RSS or SNMP and integrated with other management consoles • Actions can trigger scripts to perform activities like restarting a server The IT Search Company
  16. Report • One click reports from search results • Any field can be used to plot series • Flexible chart outputs and formats • Interactive charts provide one click drill down • Select multiple fields to plot several series together The IT Search Company
  17. Share • Save knowledge to share with other users and groups - Searches - Alerts - Reports - Dashboards - Types, Tags, Actions • Package knowledge as an application and share with other installations The IT Search Company
  18. Visualize • Connect visualization apps to the Splunk API • Feed business intelligence and reporting applications with IT data using the Splunk API • Create dynamic visualizations of data with using one of the Splunk SDKs - Flash - Python - C, C++ - Java - .Net The IT Search Company
  19. Challenges solved with cloud computing
  20. Running a Developers Camp • First Splunk Developers Camp (August 4, 2008) • 65 onsite, 298 watching live via Splunk.TV • Give dev’s a place to work they can self administer, but how? The IT Search Company
  21. DevCamp - the Fabulatr • Users don’t need AWS accounts • Easy starting/stopping of EC2 instances • Emails the instructions & SSH key Kord Campbell, Chief Evangelist • Free, Open Source The IT Search Company
  22. DevCamp - the Fabulatr • Users don’t need AWS accounts • Easy starting/stopping of EC2 instances • Emails the instructions & SSH key Kord Campbell, Chief Evangelist • Free, Open Source The IT Search Company
  23. DevCamp - the Fabulatr Get it @Google Code The IT Search Company
  24. Sales Engineering The IT Search Company
  25. Sales Engineering The IT Search Company
  26. Sales Engineering • Proofs of Concept (customer testing) • Joint work with support • A place to play • Splunk Live Demos The IT Search Company
  27. Sales Engineering • Proofs of Concept (customer testing) • Joint work with support • A place to play • Splunk Live Demos The IT Search Company
  28. Sales Engineering • Proofs of Concept (customer testing) • Joint work with support • A place to play • Splunk Live Demos The IT Search Company
  29. Splunk Loves The IT Search Company
  30. Splunk Loves • EC2 - running instances The IT Search Company
  31. Splunk Loves • EC2 - running instances • S3 - storing images The IT Search Company
  32. Splunk Loves • EC2 - running instances • S3 - storing images • EBS - wicked laaarge disk storage & snapshotting The IT Search Company
  33. Splunk Loves • EC2 - running instances • S3 - storing images • EBS - wicked laaarge disk storage & snapshotting • Rightscale The IT Search Company
  34. Splunk Loves • EC2 - running instances • S3 - storing images • EBS - wicked laaarge disk storage & snapshotting • Rightscale • Rightscale The IT Search Company
  35. Splunk Loves • EC2 - running instances • S3 - storing images • EBS - wicked laaarge disk storage & snapshotting • Rightscale • Rightscale • Rightscale The IT Search Company
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  40. Resources for You download.splunk.com EC2 Fabulatr code.google.com/p/fabulatr rightscale.com The IT Search Company
  41. Questions The IT Search Company

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