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Lets setup a multi-node Splunk infrastructure using Docker containers

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  • Have you ever wanted to setup a distributed dev or test Splunk environment involving multiple search heads and indexers, but didn’t have all the physical or virtual hardware resourced needed? 

    How about testing out critical configuration changes without worrying about messing up your production environment? 

    Like most people, you probably attempted to solve the problem by either obtaining a bunch of decommissioned hardware or by trying to persuade the VM overlords and your management to grant you large numbers of virtual systems. The final answer is almost always "NO". We’ve all been there. It’s not fun, and it can be extremely annoying. You want to test and learn how to set things up, but you aren’t given the test systems. What is a hard core Splunk ninja to do? Come to December's Splunk User Group meeting!! 

    We would like to welcome to the wonderful world of DOCKER and containers. The game changer that brought micro services to reality. You may have heard of Docker, or you may have even experimented with it trying to figure out how to use it to help your Splunk needs. But learning Docker technology by itself is not helpful unless used in a context of a specific app like Splunk. Imagine with a click of a button being able to create 3-site cluster; each location having 3-Search Heads and 10-Indexers. Or maybe just instantly create a multi-node portable lab environment for testing or training purposes, on a single system, allowing you to verify your Splunk configuration settings! What’s impressive about Docker is the resource utilization on the Docker-host is tiny compared to a VM based build. It’s the perfect way to do more, WITH LESS. 

    In our December session, we’ll bring in a Splunk Ninja who will show you how to setup a multi-node Splunk Docker env on a single system, using micro-services and containers. All you need to bring is your laptop, some free disk space, we'll provide the rest. Then get ready to play with the remainder of your Holiday freeze. :) Lets get Splunking with Docker!!

    Sign up on our Splunk User Group site.  We will provide lunch for all Splunk RSVP attendees.

    Have you ever wanted to setup a complex distributed Splunk test environment, but were unable to get all the systems and resources required? What if you could setup and test a complex multi-node Splunk setup, using a single system instead?

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