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How to read data coming in through a virtual COM port?

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Hello,

I am using splunk for the first time. I wanted to read data coming in through a virtual COM port into Splunk in real time. Is there a way to do that?
Step wise solution would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot.!

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Re: How to read data coming in through a virtual COM port?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Are you talking about RS-232 virtual COM port? If so, I doubt there is any ready-to-use solution. If not, can you describe a little more detail a virtual COM port? OS and the data output format?

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Re: How to read data coming in through a virtual COM port?

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I am working on windows. I have connected a microcontroller via USB to my PC. The microcontroller is sending Accelerometer, gyroscope and current sensor data to the PC via that port. Normally if I want to read that data, I read it through a data logger software and write it in a .csv file. But I wanted to know if there is any way to read it directly to splunk instead of going through csv.

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Re: How to read data coming in through a virtual COM port?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Unfortunately Splunk does not ship any connector or logger software to monitor the port, you need to find a third party tool to monitor the port and convert the signal to human readable data. The tool output needs to be passed to a standard out or write to a log file where Splunk can monitor.

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Re: How to read data coming in through a virtual COM port?

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Okay. Thanks for your answer.!

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