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How to reduce the number of events in my indexes by filtering out Windows event IDs?

andy_macn
New Member

i want to reduce the number in my indexes by filtering out common Windows events such as 4688 event Id. I thought it was through the transforms.conf or inputs.conf. Can any one give me a pointer that would be helpful? thanks

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PPape
Contributor

for windows Events you could do it with the blacklist parameter. described in the inputs.conf

# Event Log filtering
#
# Filtering at the input layer is desirable to reduce the total
# processing load in network transfer and computation on the Splunk
# nodes that acquire and processing Event Log data.

whitelist = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]

whitelist1 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
whitelist2 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
whitelist3 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
whitelist4 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
whitelist5 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
whitelist6 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
whitelist7 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
whitelist8 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
whitelist9 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist1 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist2 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist3 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist4 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist5 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist6 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist7 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist8 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
blacklist9 = <list of eventIDs> | key=regex [key=regex]
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