Splunk Initial Setup

Kenn Brodhagen
DevOps Engineer at Amplify
The integration and configuration with the AWS environment was easy. They had the documentation. All we had to do was get their agent running on our EC2 instance, and their documentation was good for that. It worked, which was great. The product is also integrated with PagerDuty, Slack, and AWS. Those integrations are good and seamless. View full review »
Tony Fabrikant
CTO at IHS Markit
It is early days right now to evaluate the integration and configuration of Splunk in our AWS environment. We are just starting to integrate it with regular stuff. While I think it is okay so far, I really do not have enough information. View full review »
Gavan McLaughlin
Application Engineer at Expedia
The integration and configuration in the AWS environment was pretty good. They have a consumption method for pretty much every service. They might be able to do a little better at advertising different patterns for best practices for different service, but overall there's a method to get everything. View full review »
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Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The integration of this product in our AWS environment was very simple. We just forwarded our logs to it, and that was about it. It has agent-base log forwarding, so it is very simple, not complicated at all. This process is the same from on-premise and AWS. View full review »
Gregg Woodcock
Consultant at Splunxter, Inc.
Use bare metal severs on Linux and you will be fine. Use Windows and you will have much trouble. Use VMs and your admins will cheat you and you will have much trouble. Do not use NAS!!!! View full review »
Presales Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup is simple, not very complex. Initial deployment takes around 10 to 15 minutes to set up the entire base for Splunk including all three tiers. The client has to bear that cost plus the initial infrastructure, Splunk does not come in and install it. The client, retailer or the partner has to do it. Secondly, then comes the software installation part of Splunk wherein you go and install the Splunk components. Then you have the configuration part which includes the revenue use cases on the Splunk apps on the Splunk platform which is another big phase. You can build your project the way you want to. It's a life phase. Use cases are not something which cannot be quantified. Initial set up can be done through the Splunk apps and then, later on, you can modify the use cases as per what the client needs. View full review »
Director of Information Security with 201-500 employees
Anything that's not out of the box requires codding. Even up until recently when they finally released their SIEM or their security add-on. Before then there was not security stuff at all. I would actually have to go in and code that within the system to able to do the necessary searches to pull that information. Where a lot of the other tools, they already have those preconfigured which means I don't have to go and recreate the wheel. Now, we finally figured that out to a certain degree, and started putting the new tool in a place that gives you some SIEM functionality. View full review »
Michael Kaericher
Application Engineer at Securian Financial Group
The initial setup is complex, but this is necessary. We needed to take into consideration how to direct log files from thousands of machines to Splunk, and how to ingest those files. View full review »
Shaveta Datta
Technical Project Manager at Aricent
The setup depends on the organization. It is very simple here. You can easily install all of the businesses in the company network. Previously, it was suggested that this solution is not flexible enough. It does not give us permission to implement on-premise so we implement them on the cloud. View full review »
Yosef Tavin
Devops Engineer at Moovit
The initial setup is easy. Although, we currently use just a single server and not multi-server clustered instances. For our Linux instance setup, an upgrade is very easy. It is all managed by about three simple Bash scripts. View full review »
Mui Tran
Project Manager at Idemitsu Oil & Gas
For me, the initial setup was not too complex. For an IT person like me, it was okay. Our local vendor knows Splunk very well. He had already implemented Splunk for another customer. I called him to our office to have him install the Splunk. It took a couple of hours for him to finish. View full review »
Security Operation Center Analyst at Sadad
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
Jerry Castille
Chief Architect at Pathmaker Group
The integration with all our tool sets felt like we were reinventing the wheel, which was a pain point for us. View full review »
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
It was pretty straightforward. I even did a couple of logs myself. View full review »
IT Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was not involved with the initial setup. View full review »
Ken Orr
Security Engineer at Information Innovators Inc. (Triple-i)
We had professional services set it up, as it was quite complex. View full review »
Security Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
For the few integrations that we have already made, these have been easy to do. View full review »
Seyfallah Tagrerout
IT & Cloud Architect at AiM Services
The initial setup was complex. We have two data centers in France, two in Germany, and we have 18 countries in the world. It's a big company and we have a lot of services, servers, etc. So the setup is more complex. View full review »
Lead Systems Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Splunk setup is easy and straightforward. View full review »
Engineer at a integrator with 11-50 employees
The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations. This product doesn't have any kind of dependencies, it just worked from one package. Install it and boom, you have a working solution. View full review »
Rudi Wicaksono
Architecture and Security Team Leader at Offshore North West Java (ONWJ)
The deployment was great and took three to four days. View full review »
Marc Chan
Net Sec at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup was easy. It took us one to two days. View full review »
Senior Cloud Operations Analyst at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is very straightforward. View full review »
Senior Network & Security Architect at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
I was not involved with the initial setup. View full review »
Luiz Fernandes
Técnico Judiciário at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
On a scale from one to ten I would rate the initial setup a seven for its complexity. View full review »
Enterprise Architect and Business with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is easy to implement. View full review »
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