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Plugin support for Log4Net ?

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I've a free downloaded version of splunk at my system and I'm trying my hands on it for my application logs which are generated through log4net.
I've found that Splunk has inbuilt support for like IIS logs, Apache Logs, Windows registry etc where it can have an extended understanding about the logs and it efficiently manages its columns.

So my query is:
Does any splunk version or an additional plugin is available in the market to get the data type support for Log4net logs ?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You don't need a Splunk plugin for Log4net to get data from a .Net application into Splunk.

One method is to use a FileAppender to write to a file, then monitor that file with a Splunk Forwarder.

References:
https://logging.apache.org/log4net/release/config-examples.html#fileappender
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/Data/Monitorfilesanddirectories

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You should also check out syslog4net, which will send data in the IETF 5424 standard syslog format, which Splunk also understands. You can pipe that to Splunk using log4net's UdpAppender, one of the appenders from MySpace's splunk-log4net project, or via a Splunk Forwarder.

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Splunk Employee

You don't need a Splunk plugin for Log4net to get data from a .Net application into Splunk.

One method is to use a FileAppender to write to a file, then monitor that file with a Splunk Forwarder.

References:
https://logging.apache.org/log4net/release/config-examples.html#fileappender
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/Data/Monitorfilesanddirectories

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