Getting Data In

Getting sourcetype as XMLWinEventLogs?


Hi All,

trying to get WinEventlogs from SF to Indexer via HF. The logs are getting indexed but seems likes they are not getting parsed through TA as i am getting sourcetype as XMLWinEventLog instead or Wineventlog. Any help is appreciated.

Splunk_TA_Windows is installed on SF,HF,Indexers.



Labels (2)
0 Karma

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Check the following btool command to identify the rendering of the windows events. 

$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk btool inputs list <<input_name>> --debug | grep renderXML

If the value of the above parameter is set to true, then the events you receive will be in XML format, and hence the sourcetype. 

If you want the data to be not ingested in XML format, you can set the parameter to false and all new events will be in classic format with WinEventLog sourcetype

If you find the answer helpful, an upvote/karma is appreciated
0 Karma


Its fixed. it was an issue with inputs on forwarders.

0 Karma

New Member

Hello SinghK,

Could you please expand on your fix, i might be in the same senerio.

Thank you.

0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Observability Highlights | January 2023 Newsletter

 January 2023New Product Releases Splunk Network Explorer for Infrastructure MonitoringSplunk unveils Network ...

Security Highlights | January 2023 Newsletter

January 2023 Splunk Security Essentials (SSE) 3.7.0 ReleaseThe free Splunk Security Essentials (SSE) 3.7.0 app ...

Platform Highlights | January 2023 Newsletter

 January 2023Peace on Earth and Peace of Mind With Business ResilienceAll organizations can start the new year ...