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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)

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"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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