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Splunk 3.1: A Log-Monitoring Gem Shines Brighter

Jan 29, 2008, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

"Many moons have risen since we last gushed about Splunk, so what better way to reinvigorate our personal buzz than to install the latest version and write a how-to. After talking about a few neat features, we will briefly discuss how to set up central syslogging and how to install Splunk, before a tangent into 'working around the free version's crippled interface.'

"First off, the latest Splunk version is a bit more polished. That may seem strange to say, but diamonds can, indeed, shine more if you find a new, better way to polish them. Splunk version 3.1.x, most noticeably, has a new front page. Ignoring the annoying 'yes I want to use the free license' splash page, the front page is really the dashboard. You are no longer limited to just one dashboard, though...!"

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