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How to load SQL Server extended events data to Splunk?

stripadba
Engager

I have a requirement to monitor certain activities by few set of SQL Server logins. I will use SQL Server extended events to capture them.

I want to load the extended events data back to Splunk and create some alerts based on activities. Such as if a login attempts is tried more than 4 times, an alert should be generated in the real time.

Is there any way to connect to SQL Server to read extended events records from DMV or xel file or a stored procedure can be called from SQL Server and output can be loaded into Splunk?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The Splunk DB Connect app is designed to connect to SQL databases and ingest data from them. I don't know if it will handle "extended events", but version 3 does support stored procedures. See https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/2686/

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