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How to feed propriety format machine data to splunk

Hi Team,

I have logs from some Network Propriety tools, which can be opened in the tools specified by that specific vendor only. The tool doesn't provide me to convert into txt or any other readable format. Also I do not have options to stream the data over TCP/UPD.

Can you suggest me how to deal with this? because when this data is directly feeded to splunk, it shows only junk characters.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi harshal_chakranarayan,

this is no Splunk problem, but a problem on How do I get this data out of this program in human readable format ..... the best way to do this, consult the software's documentation or ask the vendor.

If you manage to get around this, it simple to add it into Splunk either by monitoring the output or using some scripted inputs or what ever your preferred method is.

cheers, MuS

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi harshal_chakranarayan,

this is no Splunk problem, but a problem on How do I get this data out of this program in human readable format ..... the best way to do this, consult the software's documentation or ask the vendor.

If you manage to get around this, it simple to add it into Splunk either by monitoring the output or using some scripted inputs or what ever your preferred method is.

cheers, MuS

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Communicator

Are there any API's for this product? Or if its installed in regular OS , then perhaps
monitor syslog or eventlog?