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How to blacklist specific hosts so Splunk will not index their IIS logs in our "iis" index?

New Member

I have an index called "iis".

How can I blacklist some specific hosts so that Splunk would not process iis logs for these hosts?
I did something like this in inputs.conf, but this is not working:

# IIS Logs
[monitor://S:\logs\W3SVC*\*.log]
sourcetype = iis
index = iis
ignoreOlderThan = 30d
disabled = false 
blacklist = Server1,server2
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Re: How to blacklist specific hosts so Splunk will not index their IIS logs in our "iis" index?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

a blacklist is a regex, so you may want to do :

blacklist = (Server1|Server2)

beware this is also case sensitive.

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Re: How to blacklist specific hosts so Splunk will not index their IIS logs in our "iis" index?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Does each of your servers have Splunk forwarder installed and they have this monitor stanza to send the logs to your Indexer??

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Re: How to blacklist specific hosts so Splunk will not index their IIS logs in our "iis" index?

New Member

Yes, each of the hosts have the forwarder installed and they are managed by a central server.

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