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Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux: Why are syslogs from Linux servers being returned as raw events?

sabaKhadivi
Path Finder

As I installed linux TA and app , received logs are in the form of raw event and they aren't indexed with this TA.
Linux servers send logs to universal forwarder by syslog, and when i search in the related index, logs seem to be raw events, and field extraction hasn't happened.

The TA is most downloaded in Splunkbase. What is the solution?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The Splunk TA for Linux does not expect events to arrive via syslog. Events sent via syslog are in a very different format for which you will have to craft your own props.conf settings.

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renjith_nair
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@sabaKhadivi,

Splunk TA for linux contains a set of scripted inputs to collect system information such as cpu,memory,process etc from the system.

Are you looking for RFC5424 Syslog ?

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