"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,
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