Cleaning Dirty Data- Splunking JAWS

I’ve been playing around with my shark data. I know this is not the sort of data you would normally ingest into Splunk but when I’m testing different visualizations or new apps I like to use data that interests me. The down side is that the data is not always clean. Below I’m going to show you how to clean up Mixed case dirty data directly from search. Dirty Data In this case I have a field that has mixed … Read More

Learn Splunk -Tips, Hacks and Resources

Learning anything new takes time, patience and perseverance. That said Splunk has one of the lowest entry thresholds I’ve experienced. Set yourself up to succeed and before you know it you will be Splunking like the pros. Here are my top tips to to learn Splunk. Start with the end in mind. Whenever you learn something new, whether it be cooking or coding you need to know your end game. Make a list of the things you want to learn … Read More

The Secret Language of Splunk

Imagine this… first day of your first corporate job. Within an hour of arriving you are sitting in a meeting room listening to a group of people discussing something very important in great detail and you don’t have a clue what they are on about. There are ‘pdis’,’inits’, ‘poes’, ‘cob’ and that’s before you look at systems ‘db2’, ‘sap’, ‘jde’, ‘pptx’ and ‘cfgs’. Its like you are on holidays but not the good kind. The kind where you are in … Read More