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Cisco IOS - error messages upon restart

Path Finder

I installed the Cisco IOS TA app onto our indexers and I am seeing the following error messages upon restart. Should I delete that entire stanza from the default directory? Or is there another solution?

            Possible typo in stanza [] in /opt/splunk/etc/apps/TA-cisco_ios/default/eventgen.conf, line 5: mode  =  random
            Possible typo in stanza [] in /opt/splunk/etc/apps/TA-cisco_ios/default/eventgen.conf, line 8: outputMode  =  splunkstream
            Possible typo in stanza [] in /opt/splunk/etc/apps/TA-cisco_ios/default/eventgen.conf, line 9: sourcetype  =  cisco:ios
            Possible typo in stanza [] in /opt/splunk/etc/apps/TA-cisco_ios/default/eventgen.conf, line 12: host.token  =  \S{3}\s+\d{1,2}\s\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}\s(\S+)\s\d+
            Possible typo in stanza [] in /opt/splunk/etc/apps/TA-cisco_ios/default/eventgen.conf, line 13: host.replacement  =  $SPLUNK_HOME\etc\apps\SA-Eventgen\samples\hostname.sample
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Hi Robert,

to be able to dig any deeper I need some more information.

  1. Splunk version
  2. What version of the Event generator app? (SA-Eventgen)

The two first lines from your logs are not related to the Cisco IOS TA.

The other lines are related to event generation - that is the generation of events based on samples. You don't need this in a production environment. Event generation is used in demos, labs and so on.

My advice would be one of the folllowing:

  • Check that you have the LATEST version of SA-eventgen
  • Delete SA-eventgen
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To my knowledge eventgen.conf is not read when SA-eventgen is disabled so you don't need to delete the file. You could also check if there is a newer version of SA-eventgen around in case you need event generation. If it's the latest version I'll check if something has changed since I created the eventgen configuration file.

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Path Finder

I removed the first 2 lines from the original post because they weren't relevant.

I am running Splunk version 6.0.3 and I have SA-eventgen on one search heard that is running version 1.1.2. I have deleted the folder SA-eventgen. Should I also delete the file eventgen.conf from the TA-cisco_ios app?

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