In Windows I have the following in the Inputs.conf:
[monitor://C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\] disabled = 0 whitelist = ERRORLOG.* recursive = false
However the ERRORLOG file is not showing up in splunk. I have other data and files that I can get to go in there but not this. I see no errors in the splunkd.log. How do I troubleshoot this?
It looks like you're trying to monitor a directory, but not recurse into any of the files within it. Try
splunk list monitor and see if your ERRORLOG file shows up.
You don't really need a whitelist here anyway - you can use wildcards in the
monitor definition. You should be able to just use a wild card in the path:
[monitor://C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\ERRORLOG.*] disabled = 0
IIRC it depends on how you add the new
monitor entry. If you add it via
splunk add monitor or through the Manager you don't need to restart. If you edit
inputs.conf directly, a restart will be needed.
Okay, figured out I have to restart the service. I was just missing a directory at the end.. but that command is still very helpful, thanks!
you can force reload of monitors in inputs.conf without a restart with e.g.,
./splunk _internal call /data/inputs/monitor/_reload -auth admin:changeme