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Converting log events to metrics using existing fields

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Good morning all, I am reading docs on how to create sourcetypes for metrics but none go into how to just use fields instead of regex. I am using fluentbit to send metrics to HEC (and it works perfectly) in JSON format.

How do I use the existing fields to rewrite the sourcetype as metrics?

I included a screenshot of what the events look like.alt text

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Re: Converting log events to metrics using existing fields

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Can’t you define the sourcetype when you setup the HEC token?

Would you want to change the sourcetype there?

There is a sourcetype rename feature in the settings drop down under fields I believe.

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Re: Converting log events to metrics using existing fields

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When metrics are involved it's more than just defining the sourcetype. Standard fields need to be defined to play well with metrics store.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.1/Metrics/L2MOverview

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Re: Converting log events to metrics using existing fields

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Ok so you don’t want to “rewrite the sourcetype as metrics”...

This was somewhere on the link you gave, does it make sense?

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.1/Metrics/L2MConfiguration

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