Hello! I'm new to Splunk and trying to setup a proof of how Splunk could read log files from an application I wrote that monitors system health. Currently this application stores log files in a csv format locally on the workstation. I'm trying to get Splunk forwarder to send the csv files to our Splunk indexer and read these files. How can I have Splunk see the csv format when I do my searches? Here is what I have done, but it's not working. Can I even use wildcards like I have done below? I have these setup on the Splunk server.
sourcetype = *EJLog
FEILDS="Date","Eth1 IP","Eth1 Status","Wireless IP","Wireless Status","TunnelIP","Tunnel Status","Jorp","Idle Time","Lock Status","Available Disk Space Gigs","Available Memory Megs","System Uptime","CPU","RA Image","Tunnel Connection","Ping Google","Time to Ping Google","Ping Internal","Time to Ping Internal"
It seems you've got the syntax wrong for the conf files. source and sourcetype aren't valid configuration directives in props.conf.
You can't have the indexer read a CSV from a remote workstation. The only way to get the CSV into Splunk, using Splunk's own mechanisms, is by adding a file monitor for it on the forwarder which will then forward it to the indexer which in turn will index that data.
Ayn, Thanks! I do have the forwarder working and it's sending data to the indexer. When I do a search each event shows up as a long csv string instead of breaking it up into fields. I'm trying to setup the indexer to break up the csv files that start with *_EJLog in a