i downloaded the following logs to my workstation running xp and i have splunk running on it. how do i import them in to splunk?
i downloaded the following files to c:\temp app_logs.xls group_report.xls https.xls Logon.xls sessions.xls summary_report.xls system logs.xls
To upload files to splunk, pull up your splunk instance and navigate to: Manager * Data Inputs * Files and Directories * Click on New and select upload local file.
Take a look at http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Admin/WhatSplunkCanMonitor
yes they are excel files. let me try to convert them to plain text. do the files have to have certian file name for splunk to read them?
If these really are Excel (binary format) files, and not csv or some other text based format you will need to convert them into some plain text before feeding them into Splunk using this technique.