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Linux.com: Search Your IT Data with Splunk

Feb 21, 2007, 07:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"When something goes wrong in an IT server farm, it can take days for system administrators to find the root cause. Splunk is an enterprise-level search tool that can index logs and IT data, including server events, network events, and application events from one or more servers or network devices. You can then search data from across all your servers from just one place with a single browser- or console-based tool. It's designed for data mining in real-time, allowing system administrators to quickly and easily find the cause of a problem on the network.

"Splunk runs on Intel (x86), SPARC (Solaris), and PPC (Mac OS X) platforms, under Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, and Mac OS X operating systems. Despite the fact that Splunk is not available for Microsoft Windows operating systems, it's capable of collecting data from Windows servers, as well as any network device..."

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