Developing for Splunk Enterprise

Is there a way for my app to run a Python function on server start?

matutter4
Explorer

I want Splunk to run my script when the server starts & stops. Of course I can write a custom shell script to launch Splunk & do that by hand, but is there a way to have my App run on startup?

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thejeffreystone
Path Finder

You could create a modular input using the python SDK. It is not really hard. Here is a basic example: https://github.com/kospol/splunk_simplePythonModularInput

Then your script can just be an app inside splunk.

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matutter4
Explorer

Thanks, this was helpful. But really what I'm looking for is way to execute something from an "appserver" app. I have a bunch of views which need to be changed by a python script when I do a splunk restartss

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thejeffreystone
Path Finder

If you are on *nix, then you might be able to edit /etc/init.d/splunk

I suspect if you run 'splunk enable boot-start' you will overwrite your changes though. But in there you could add your script to the splunk_start(), and splunk_restart()

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