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How to generate logs from a custom Python script?


Hey there Splunk community. I'm new here and I would appreciate some help if it is possible.

So, I have to create a Splunk app that runs a Python script each day and it should generate random log events and index them into Splunk.

I'm not sure what's the best approach for this. I already wrote a custom script and successfully tested it by implementing it in Splunk (Data Inputs > Scripts...) but I don't know how to run it once a day and get x amount of log events.

I did use Cron schedule for scheduling it once a day but I only get one log event. Is there a way Splunk can run a script x amount of times at once?

Thank you!

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Without going into a lot of other settings that you need to apply you can run a rudimentary inputs

Create a splunk app with a structure like this



interval = 30


This will run your script every 30 seconds. You can use seconds there or a cron expression.

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I did experiment with Cron scheduling but it doesn't really solve my problem. As I said, I need to execute it multiple times at once. Let's say I need to run that script 100 000 consecutive times in a row. I didn't find anything to do it.

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