Alerting

How to make an alert wait for 5 minutes after it finds an event, and collect all the events in those 5 minutes

rohanmiskin
Explorer

I've setup an alert , where i'm saying send alert as soon as 1 record is found. But actually i want to wait for few more events to happen in the next 5 minutes. I want my alert to wait for 5 minutes and collect all the events, and then send report. Is there a way to make my alert wait until it fetched all the events that'll happen in the next five minutes?

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gcusello
Esteemed Legend

Hi @rohanmiskin,

you could try something like this:

index=your_index [ search index=your_index "string_to_search" | head 1 | eval earliest=_time, latest=relative_time(_time,"+5m") | fields earliest latest ]
| ...

in this way, using the subsearch, you identify the timestamp of the event to search and you display all the events from that time stamp for the following 5 minutes.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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ITWhisperer
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Have your search scheduled for every minute collecting events from the past 5 minutes and only if the event you are looking for occurs in the first minute so you raise an alert and send the message.

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