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Download Splunk: Log, Monitoring and Reporting Tool (with Citrix, VMware Apps)

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The Holidays are here and that means we all get a little time to relax and play a bit.  I recently recorded a podcast with Jason Conger from Splunk (soon to be posted).  Although I’ve been told a lot about Splunk I never took the time to check it out or learn about it in more detail.  I must admit I’m very impressed so I wanted to share it with you and maybe over the holiday slow time you can take some minutes to download it and play around.  You can actually run it on your laptop (Windows, Mac, Linux, HP UX)!!!  It’s just a downright cool product! 

What is Splunk?   

Basically Spunk takes all your machine data (things like logs, Citrix session info, you name it) indexes it and then allows you to search upon it and present it in any way you desire!  What I mean by that is you can write apps to interface with Splunk and present the data you receive anyway you desire.  Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a developer as Splunk has a site (Splunkbase.com) where you can download tons of amazing apps.  Really cool! 

The official explanation is as follows:

“Splunk Enterprise collects, indexes and harnesses all of the fast-moving machine data generated by your applications, servers and devices—physical, virtual and in the cloud. Troubleshoot application problems and investigate security incidents in minutes instead of hours or days, avoid service degradation or outages, deliver compliance at lower cost and gain new business insights.”

It is also free for up to 500 MBs of indexes per day.  That is a LOT of data guys!  So download it and have some fun! 

Download Splunk Free Here!

 

If you’re a Citrix guy then check out the following Citrix related Splunk Apps!  Don’t worry they have VMware and about anything you can imagine up there!  Just download and have some fun!


Slunk App for Citrix XenApp

Features:

  • Multiple Farms
  • Server Performance integration
  • User experience analysis
  • ICA details
  • Client and Device reports
  • Built-in alerts 

Download Citrix XenApp Slunk app here!


Slunk App for Citrix XenDesktop

Features:

  • Support for XD 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, and 5.6
  • Multiple Xendesktop Farms
  • Desktop Performance integration
  • User experience analysis
  • ICA details
  • Client and Device reports
  • Built-in alerts

Download Citrix XenDesktop Slunk app here!


Slunk App for VMware

Features:

  • Correlation of virtualization data with data from other technology tiers. Find causal links between application performance issues and the underlying hypervisor, storage, networking and server infrastructure.
  • Granular performance management and analysis. Collect and persist deep granular performance data directly from the vSphere hosts and trace virtual machine performance from host to host to troubleshoot contention-related issues.
  • Complete operational visibility and capacity analytics. Find capacity constrained hosts, idle virtual machines, underutilized clusters, overprovisioned datastores. Trend performance statistics to find usage patterns and likely capacity bottlenecks.
  • Change tracking and asset reporting. Track detailed user-initiated changes, automated vSphere actions as well as report on inventory and status of virtual components.
  • Security reporting and monitoring. Monitor the environment for suspicious activity, user role changes, unauthorized access and more.

Download VMware Splunk app here!

  

More Resources:

Douglas Brown Douglas Brown, DABCC Founder and President, CTP, Microsoft MVP, and VMware vExpert, has more than 17 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing. Prior to DABCC, Doug worked at Citrix as a Senior Systems Engineer where he developed the leading Citrix deployment system, “Methodology in a Box,” which has more than a million users. Doug is a notable industry speaker and has also been an accomplished author for the past 17 years. Douglas Brown, DABCC Founder and President, CTP, Microsoft MVP, and VMware vExpert, has more than 17 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing. Prior to DABCC, Doug worked at Citrix as a Senior Systems Engineer where he developed the leading Citrix deployment system, “Methodology in a Box,” which has more than a million users. Doug is a notable industry speaker and has also been an accomplished author for the past 17 years.

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