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Windows event log collection randomly stops

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I am collecting WinEventLog (not using WMI) data using a Universal Forwarder, Heavy Forwarder or full Splunk Instance, I'm using versions prior to 5.0.5, and data collection randomly stops; the host I'm collecting data from is surely not idle and generating a fair amount of WinEvents, I am not using WMI. I can see _internal/audit data coming in. A restart fixes the problem, however this happens again at some point.

I have enabled DEBUG and seeing this after the issue happens...

DEBUG WinEventLogInputProcessor - main-thread: Waiting for Windows Event Log with timeout=10000.
DEBUG WinEventLogInputProcessor - main-thread: Waiting for Windows Event Log with timeout=10000.
DEBUG WinEventLogInputProcessor - main-thread: Waiting for Windows Event Log with timeout=10000.
DEBUG WinEventLogInputProcessor - main-thread: Waiting for Windows Event Log with timeout=10000.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is a bug (SPL-64915 - WinEventLog InputChannel stop collecting data due to constant timeout.)
This is fixed in version 5.0.5 and greater.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is a bug (SPL-64915 - WinEventLog InputChannel stop collecting data due to constant timeout.)
This is fixed in version 5.0.5 and greater.

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