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VMware esxilogs sourcetype vmw-syslog hyphen problem

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I'm working on getting VMware logs into Splunk and ran into a problem with the hyphen in the vmw-syslog sourcetype in Splunk_TA_esxilogs. When I remove the hyphen or just use syslog as the sourcetype it works fine. I'm not a regex expert, so I'm assuming the regex in transforms.conf for [set_syslog_sourcetype] isn't quite right or maybe [set_syslog_sourcetype_sections], but I'm not sure how to adjust it.

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Looking at internal logs using ' index=_internal "vmw" ' I saw that there was a file that couldn't be found. The file is specified in props.conf at DATETIME_CONFIG = /etc/apps/Splunk_TA_esxilogs/default/syslog_datetime.xml which references the 'apps' directory. I'm using indexer clustering, so the app is installed at 'slave-apps' not 'apps'. I created a local/props.conf on my cluster master and changed the path to DATETIME_CONFIG = /etc/slave-apps/Splunk_TA_esxilogs/default/syslog_datetime.xml and now it's working.

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Looking at internal logs using ' index=_internal "vmw" ' I saw that there was a file that couldn't be found. The file is specified in props.conf at DATETIME_CONFIG = /etc/apps/Splunk_TA_esxilogs/default/syslog_datetime.xml which references the 'apps' directory. I'm using indexer clustering, so the app is installed at 'slave-apps' not 'apps'. I created a local/props.conf on my cluster master and changed the path to DATETIME_CONFIG = /etc/slave-apps/Splunk_TA_esxilogs/default/syslog_datetime.xml and now it's working.

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