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Splunk is a tool for collecting, monitoring, and analyzing log files from servers, applications, or other sources.

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Splunk web server external login

I'm using VirtualBox as a Virtual machine with CentOS 7 on it. I have used a NAT-adapter with port forwarding and a Host-only adapter. On the NAT-adapter I used port-forwarding for connecting to ssh ...
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Does Splunk have a “heartbeat” feature?

I run an application with fairly chatty logs, which we are forwarding to Splunk. Users are building custom alerts (as well as searches and even dashboards) for themselves. We are increasingly relying ...
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How to configure auditd to collect logs from /proc kernel file directory

I've been looking for this for about 3 days now and have come up empty-handed. I am looking for a way to build a threat alert for Linux-based credential dumping in Splunk. To do this I need to be ...
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Is there a listing of global splunk variables available for alerting?

This is simple, however I have been able to find anything at the basic level of "number of rows/records found in query" for use in a Slack notification. For example to reference the $name$ of the ...
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Parsing or Reformatting Logs before feeding them to Splunk or Elastic Search

I have very complex log messages, that I want to reduce to the most important fields in order to save quota. The log messages are multiline and there is a lot of redundant information in them. A ...
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Accessing Splunk instance via AWS

I signed up for a Udemy course on Splunk. I got through to the lecture on setting up an AWS instance of Splunk. Amazon says, "Get the IP of your instance, append :8000" and dump it in a web browser ...
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How to get Linux commands history in Splunk without Splunk Forwarder?

We have tons of Linux machines which are all connected to Active Directory (AD). AD logs are being pulled in Splunk. Is there a way to get the command history of all Linux machines in Splunk from AD ...
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Splunk web login through NAT

Good afternoon, I'm trying to get a Splunk instance setup to be accessed from outside the firewall it is NAT'd behind. Currently, I have the port forwarding rule in for 8000->8000. I can access the ...
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How to process core-dumps with Splunk?

We are managing an application, which some times crashes and dumps core. We have a script, which outputs the application's stack from the core -- and some other details useful for debugging. Can ...
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Azure NSG not allowing traffic

I am having an odd issue. I have a Windows server in Azure which I have installed Splunk on and I can't get to the web UI. I created it from the default template and I have deleted it and tried to ...
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Will Splunk update the index if an already indexed file is edited?

Our Splunk server indexes the audit logs from its clients. Once a week we audit these logs through a Splunk search. My question is, if someone edits the entries in a log file that is already indexed, ...
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Benefits of using WEF instead of SIEM collectors

Aside from the deployment overhead of a log collector agent on servers from which I want to collect events (using GPO, SCCM etc.), are there any added benefits for using Windows Event Forwarding to my ...
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Sending sssd.log to syslog

How do I configure SSSD to send sssd.log logs to syslog? I would like to include the DEBUB SSSD logs as well. We would like to feed the sssd logs to Splunk. Our systems are already configured to send ...
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Simpana CommVault logs and Splunk

What is the best way to get CommVault log data into Splunk? I don't see a Splunk app developed for CommVault, and CommVault generates a lot of log data. It would be extremely beneficial to collect and ...
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Deploying apps using Chef and Splunk as a deployment server

I got Splunk up and running on some EC2 instances using Chef. All is fine and dandy and I was able to deploy some apps manually by using Splunk as a deployment server. I deploy the application -> I ...
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Dumping Splunk Events

We have a nagios instance set up so that using MK-Livestatus and splunk, we are able to push all of nagios's alerts through livestatus's socket thanks to a call from splunk. However, splunk is now ...
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How do I exclude messages from indexing on Splunk Cloud?

I see from this question and answer on Splunk's own Q&A site that it's possible to exclude certain messages from indexing on a Splunk instance. I have a Splunk Cloud instance where the only way ...
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How do audit file permissions changes over CIFS?

I have a few windows file servers but am slowly changing to Freenas/ZFS boxes which are working much better however I can't figure out how to audit when people change permissions to critical folders. ...
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Splunk SAML SSO from an IdP with Apache mod_mellon fails

I am trying to configure SSO from an IdP to Apache with mod_mellon and mod proxy to splunk. Environment: Ubuntu 14.04; Apache 2.4.7; mod-auth-mellon 0.7.0. Apache configured with the mellon-...
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Splunk 6: “Cannot preview on this Splunk instance”

I have a distributed Splunk 6 environment with which I am working through the installation of a new Technology Add-on. On my forwarder I am trying to add a new Data Input... Settings > Data inputs > ...
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Splunk aws:config sourcetype not showing in Splunk

I created the data input for AWSConfig by modifying inputs.conf file but I dont see sourcetype aws:config created under Splunk. The AWSConfig messages are sitting in the SQS queue which means Splunk ...
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Converting IP addresses from Hex to normal format in Splunk

How do you convert IP address data in a splunk field from HEX to the normal 4 octet format?
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Splunk UniversalForwarder fails with “ DetermineContextForAllProducts failed witht: 0x65b”

I am attempting to deploy the Splunk UniversalForwarder as an SCCM application using an MSI Deployment Type to a small group of testing servers and am encountering an uncharacteristically confusing ...
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JSON vs Key-Value for Splunk

Rolling out splunk I'm debating switching to JSON. Splunk supports spath now and even endorses JSON towards user friendliness (ref: http://dev.splunk.com/view/logging-best-practices/SP-CAAADP6 ) ...
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What webserver does Splunk use on Windows?

Is it a propietary web server? I thought it used Apache, but I've been looking through the installation files and can't find any references. I'm trying to secure the access to the free version of ...
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Monitoring solution that doesn't duplicate source data?

I need to analyze data stored in multiple databases. Each of them contains a few TB of logs and sensor data. If I use Splunk or ElasticSearch/Kibana, I see 2 solutions: Batch import everything Write ...
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Segmenting syslog logs and access to those logs

I'm trying to figure out if what I'm trying to accomplish is possible or not. What I want is to have all my devices send logs to a syslog server, then have Splunk pull logs for everything EXCEPT my ...
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Splunk disk space requirements [duplicate]

I need to get a vague idea of disk space requirements before I start forwarding logs to a Splunk instance. Each indexed line will have on average 320 characters and I will be indexing around 500,000 ...
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How Fortigate 100D send log to Splunk

I have a Fortigate 100D with FortiOS 5.06 , this is my setting config log syslogd setting set status enable set server “192.168.7.4″ set reliable disable set port 515 set csv disable set facility ...
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Unable to access Splunk via port number on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 Server x64 & Splunk 6.0 I installed Splunk according to the documentation. Started Splunk as directed and I am able to see it running in the terminal. I believe I correctly added the ...
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Capturing Regex in Splunk

I'm trying to grab the directory paths of GET requests and count them in Splunk using this capturing regex. index=main sourcetype="access_combined_wcookie" | rex "(?i)\"GET /(?P<MYDIR>\w+)/" | ...
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HA proxy and keepalived with Splunk search heads

Is anyone using haproxy/keepaliveD as their software load balancer in a HA search head environment? I am configuring my haproxy.cfg and having some trouble getting sticky sessions and proper load ...
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Using Puppet to incrementally add lines to a file, from multiple classes

I am trying to use Puppet to automatically configure Splunk monitoring. This involves adding a list of file paths to a Splunk configuration file (inputs.conf). Each role (webserver, db, etc.) in our ...
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Weird DF ourput in Red Hat 5.4 - Used < Size, but 0 available?

I have a server with two LUN's mounted from a local SAN. I have a configuration file in place for the vendor software we're using (splunk) that defined the size of the second LUN, but I had ...
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Alternative solution to replace aging swatch

We are using swatch installation to sort through 3-5 gig worth of networking syslog and alert us on patterns , we are using splunk to index and search the data but splunk alerting capabilities are ...
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Using the Augeas INI lens without a header

I am using the IniFile module with augeas to create a Splunk management lens. This works well for all files containing section headers like a normal INI file but there are a couple files that don't ...
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thought on real time web analytics

we have a few web servers and am planning to create a dashboard to show the real time stats ip address,geo-location and other custom data based on database lookups. Splunk sort of fits perfectly but ...
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Getting Splunk logs from a remote location

I currently have a server in my home lab running Splunk, really love it. I'm soon going to have another server in the EC2 cloud, and I'd love to be able to monitor that using Splunk, hopefully though ...
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Splunk How do I get syslog to send data into splunk from remote machines

If I install the splunk forwarder, I can get the remote data into my splunk install, and index my logs, and searching is great. But I have a number of router devices and other devices that run syslog, ...
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How can I configure logs as data source from remote unix server in splunk?

How can I configure splunk with log files residing on remote unix servers? Normally I log into putty to a linux server, from there I ssh into another company server and I navigate through directories ...
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Using ubuntu cloud-init to setup logging to splunk

I intend to start up ~100 EC2 spot instances using Canonical's Ubuntu images. I am using multipart cloud-init user-data to setup packages, scripts, etc. I would like to know how I can tell rsyslog to ...
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Qmail - replacing multilog with splogger

I currently manage a qmail installation, set up on Centos using the qmailrocks guide (which seems to have vanished from the Internet now). So - daemontools, multilog, vpopmail, qmail. I've been asked ...
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Installing Splunk on Godaddy server

Does anyone know if it is possible to install Splunk on a Godaddy server? I've downloaded the deb file on my server using wget (and obviously I have ssh access) but I'm struggling to install it as ...
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Splunk is fantastically expensive: What are the alternatives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alternatives to Splunk? This has been discussed, but it has been several months, so it may be time to revisit it: Earlier discussion RE Splunk alternatives For the record, ...
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Detect port scanning using splunk

i have setup a log server with splunk running on it. i pinged one of the clients using backtrack....Does this also genrate log which is sent the log server?????? I wanted to detect port scanning ......
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ASA5520 stops sending to splunk syslog

I have an ASA5520 that is set up to send logs to a splunk syslog server. the setup works for a while, usually around 24 hours or so, but then stops until either the logging is reconfigured (twiddling ...
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Is it possible to perform reverse lookups on syslogs without Splunk?

Splunk has this capability via its Google Maps addon that allows you to map IP addresses that show up in your syslog. That way you can pinpoint geo locations of attacks such as scans. Do you guys ...
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Any QUICK hints for starting off with Splunk

Just downloaded a trial of Splunk, and am thinking of using it to monitor a Windows server base, with the associated apps, e.g.: o Windows event logs / WMI queries (for Windows O/S, SQL Server, ...
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Splunk File & Directory Data Inputs

I've installed Splunk (4.1.5(85165) on windows) and have uploaded some logs without any issues. I now want to monitor a linux server, but I'm having problems adding the datasource and always get the ...
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Can I forward events from Splunk 3 to Splunk 4?

I've only used Splunk 4 before and I was wondering if setup a Splunk 3 server to forward to another Splunk 4 server. The reason I'd need to do this is because I have an old Mac OS X 10.4.11 PowerPC ...