Has anyone run into nice samples of logs with debug instructions that could be used for demoing Splunk for those who haven't yet seen how great product it is 🙂
I know I can install forwarders and create myself a free SplunkStorm account but then running applications to generate meaningful logs is more than trivial task. If someone has already done this and is willing to share his/hers logs with documentation what was happning and how it was debugged with Splunk, that would be a great help in selling the idea of using Splunk.
Or maybe Splunk has this already available somewhere, but I've just missed it?
As an Architect, I had the same challenge. I took the long route and created a test bed. Finding log data isn't likely to be your issue - machines and appliances are chatty enough. Once you have your first instances up and running you will have more than enough! 😉
The benefit of using your own data is relevance. Relevance to the business and therefore recognition.
If its a general demo capability then attend a Splunk Webinar. Splunk offer the content.
Lastly - perhaps consider talking to your Splunk partner - they usually have a lot of collateral, cleaned up and could help?
Meant to add...build-your-own is worth the investment. You are likely to be called upon to demo Splunk A LOT. It's popularity goes viral inside a business. After that you could manage take-up as proof of concept projects.
The reason I asked was that there is a sales demo available on the partner portal, they might be willing to pass it over if you have a chat with them though.
Like Dave says, the best approach is to build your own, you can wow and impress with your own know-how and create some cool dashboards.
There is an event generator available at;
Its still under dev I believe but should do the job, otherwise build your own