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Monitoring Windows Hyper-V Event Logs

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

What is the inputs.conf syntax for monitoring Windows Hyper-V Event Logs? Hyper-V event logs are stored in the Event Viewer under "Applications and Services Logs", "Microsoft", "Windows".

Thanks in advance.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you add a data input for either Local Event Log Collection or Remote Event Log Collection in the UI, Splunk will allow you to enumerate the log repositories under the various branches -- just click on the repository for Hyper-V to add it to the list.

The syntax for WMI.CONF looks like this for a remote machine:

[WMI:HyperV]
disabled = 0
event_log_file = <full name>
interval = 5
server = myserver

You can retrieve the <full name> of the log repository you want to index like this: open Microsoft Event Viewer, right-click the log repository for Hyper-V, click Properties, and copy/paste what's in the Full Name field.

HTH
Ron

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you add a data input for either Local Event Log Collection or Remote Event Log Collection in the UI, Splunk will allow you to enumerate the log repositories under the various branches -- just click on the repository for Hyper-V to add it to the list.

The syntax for WMI.CONF looks like this for a remote machine:

[WMI:HyperV]
disabled = 0
event_log_file = <full name>
interval = 5
server = myserver

You can retrieve the <full name> of the log repository you want to index like this: open Microsoft Event Viewer, right-click the log repository for Hyper-V, click Properties, and copy/paste what's in the Full Name field.

HTH
Ron

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