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Event Generator

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Hi,

Is there a free event/log generator for Windows avalable that i can use to emulate firewalls, database e.t.c.

I am trying to get in sample data into splunk

I would very much appreciate some assistance

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Re: Event Generator

Communicator

If you just want to setup a Splunk demo, maybe sampledata.zip from Splunk tutorial could do? It's not Windows nor firewall or db logs, but on a plus side you get ready-made use-cases for you demo from tutorial with minimal effort. Link to sampledata.zip is at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Tutorial/GetthesampledataintoSplunk

If you really want to generate logs (ie simulate) for network devices then you should take a look at http://www.gns3.net/

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just saw your post. Maybe the built-in command "eventcreate" under Windows is what you are looking for? It ships with newer Windows versions and generates eventlog entries from commandline. So if you build a loop around it it may be able to fill your eventlog with errors. here is an example:

eventcreate /T ERROR /ID 4711 /L APPLICATION /D "This is a demo error!"

or:

eventcreate /T WARNING /ID 4712 /L SYSTEM /D "just a warning in the system log"

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Communicator

Thanks for the information @rwigand. I was also looking for this and made a script out of your comment.

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Path Finder

There is eventgen, which was extracted from one of the official Splunk apps. I'm not sure why it isn't included in SplunkBase.