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HTTP Event Collector multi-line merge for a container

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Using splunk 8.0.2.1

I have a container (spring boot that uses tomcat underneath) that I'm running that I'm attempting to push the contents to the HEC.   I'm starting the container like this:

docker run --name test-spring-boot-app --publish 8080:8080 --log-driver=splunk --log-opt splunk-token=SOME-TOKEN --log-opt splunk-url=http://ec2-someip.compute-1.amazonaws.com:8088 --log-opt splunk-format=inline --log-opt splunk-sourcetype=log4j-test test-spring-boot-app

I can't for the life of me get ingested logs to merge multi-line events.  The Exception in the log below shows up as a single event for every line even though I've tried every combination I can think of to try to get it to merge.  It almost appears that it is ignoring my source type.  I have the token in HEC selected with the log4j-test source type as well.

My log output looks like this:

 

  .   ____          _            __ _ _
 /\\ / ___'_ __ _ _(_)_ __  __ _ \ \ \ \
( ( )\___ | '_ | '_| | '_ \/ _` | \ \ \ \
 \\/  ___)| |_)| | | | | || (_| |  ) ) ) )
  '  |____| .__|_| |_|_| |_\__, | / / / /
 =========|_|==============|___/=/_/_/_/
 :: Spring Boot ::        (v2.3.1.RELEASE)

2020-06-29 19:57:52,828 [main] INFO  com.sss.app.ws.TestSpringBootAppApplication - Starting TestSpringBootAppApplication v0.0.1-SNAPSHOT on 84837ec423e5 with PID 1 (/spring-boot-test.jar started by root in /)
2020-06-29 19:57:52,843 [main] INFO  com.sss.app.ws.TestSpringBootAppApplication - No active profile set, falling back to default profiles: default
2020-06-29 19:57:54,370 [main] INFO  org.springframework.boot.web.embedded.tomcat.TomcatWebServer - Tomcat initialized with port(s): 8080 (http)
2020-06-29 19:57:54,406 [main] INFO  org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol - Initializing ProtocolHandler ["http-nio-8080"]
2020-06-29 19:57:54,407 [main] INFO  org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService - Starting service [Tomcat]
2020-06-29 19:57:54,408 [main] INFO  org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine - Starting Servlet engine: [Apache Tomcat/9.0.36]
2020-06-29 19:57:54,520 [main] INFO  org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Tomcat].[localhost].[/] - Initializing Spring embedded WebApplicationContext
2020-06-29 19:57:54,520 [main] INFO  org.springframework.boot.web.servlet.context.ServletWebServerApplicationContext - Root WebApplicationContext: initialization completed in 1597 ms
2020-06-29 19:57:54,856 [main] INFO  org.springframework.scheduling.concurrent.ThreadPoolTaskExecutor - Initializing ExecutorService 'applicationTaskExecutor'
2020-06-29 19:57:55,080 [main] INFO  org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol - Starting ProtocolHandler ["http-nio-8080"]
2020-06-29 19:57:55,128 [main] INFO  org.springframework.boot.web.embedded.tomcat.TomcatWebServer - Tomcat started on port(s): 8080 (http) with context path ''
2020-06-29 19:57:55,143 [main] INFO  com.sss.app.ws.TestSpringBootAppApplication - Started TestSpringBootAppApplication in 2.877 seconds (JVM running for 4.391)
2020-06-29 19:58:01,670 [http-nio-8080-exec-1] INFO  org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Tomcat].[localhost].[/] - Initializing Spring DispatcherServlet 'dispatcherServlet'
2020-06-29 19:58:01,670 [http-nio-8080-exec-1] INFO  org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet - Initializing Servlet 'dispatcherServlet'
2020-06-29 19:58:01,680 [http-nio-8080-exec-1] INFO  org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet - Completed initialization in 10 ms
2020-06-29 19:58:01,807 [http-nio-8080-exec-1] INFO  com.sss.app.ws.controller.TestController - foo bar log: true
2020-06-29 19:58:01,807 [http-nio-8080-exec-1] INFO  com.sss.app.ws.controller.TestController - The querystring parameter name was supplied as: mark
2020-06-29 19:58:01,807 [http-nio-8080-exec-1] INFO  com.sss.app.ws.controller.TestController - The querystring parameter exc was supplied as: true
2020-06-29 19:58:01,813 [http-nio-8080-exec-1] ERROR org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Tomcat].[localhost].[/].[dispatcherServlet] - Servlet.service() for servlet [dispatcherServlet] in context with path [] threw exception [Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.Exception: Give me an exception please] with root cause
java.lang.Exception: Give me an exception please
	at com.sss.app.ws.controller.TestController.getTest(TestController.java:47) ~[classes!/:0.0.1-SNAPSHOT]
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) ~[?:1.8.0_111-internal]
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62) ~[?:1.8.0_111-internal]
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) ~[?:1.8.0_111-internal]
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498) ~[?:1.8.0_111-internal]
	at org.springframework.web.method.support.InvocableHandlerMethod.doInvoke(InvocableHandlerMethod.java:190) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]
	at org.springframework.web.method.support.InvocableHandlerMethod.invokeForRequest(InvocableHandlerMethod.java:138) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]

 

In my props.conf I have log4j-test which looks like:

 

./splunk btool --debug props list log4j-test | more
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf [log4j-test]
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf ADD_EXTRA_TIME_FIELDS = True
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf ANNOTATE_PUNCT = True
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf AUTO_KV_JSON = true
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf BREAK_ONLY_BEFORE = \d\d?:\d\d:\d\d
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf BREAK_ONLY_BEFORE_DATE = True
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf CHARSET = UTF-8
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf DATETIME_CONFIG = /etc/datetime.xml
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf DEPTH_LIMIT = 1000
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf HEADER_MODE = 
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf LEARN_MODEL = true
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf LEARN_SOURCETYPE = true
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf LINE_BREAKER_LOOKBEHIND = 100
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MATCH_LIMIT = 100000
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MAX_DAYS_AGO = 2000
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MAX_DAYS_HENCE = 2
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MAX_DIFF_SECS_AGO = 3600
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MAX_DIFF_SECS_HENCE = 604800
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MAX_EVENTS = 256
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MAX_TIMESTAMP_LOOKAHEAD = 128
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MUST_BREAK_AFTER = 
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MUST_NOT_BREAK_AFTER = 
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MUST_NOT_BREAK_BEFORE = 
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf SEGMENTATION = indexing
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf SEGMENTATION-all = full
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf SEGMENTATION-inner = inner
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf SEGMENTATION-outer = outer
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf SEGMENTATION-raw = none
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf SEGMENTATION-standard = standard
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf SHOULD_LINEMERGE = true
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf TRANSFORMS = 
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf TRUNCATE = 10000
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf category = Application
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf description = Test Output produced by any Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server using log4j
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf detect_trailing_nulls = false
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf maxDist = 75
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf priority = 
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf pulldown_type = true
/home/ubuntu/apps/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf sourcetype = 

 

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: HTTP Event Collector multi-line merge for a container

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Docker seems to output each line to splunk (using the --log-driver=splunk) to a separate event because it treats each line as an event.  I have somewhat solved this by using log4j2 to output each log item to json, so it now spits out the entire stacktrace in a json wrapped line.  I'm using:

<JSONLayout compact="true" stacktraceAsString="true" eventEol="true"/>

This works for the most part until I get to searching in splunk.  My logger now outputs something like this for an exception:

{"instant":{"epochSecond":1593534200,"nanoOfSecond":461000000},"thread":"http-nio-8080-exec-1","level":"ERROR","loggerName":"org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Tomcat].[localhost].[/].[dispatcherServlet]","message":"Servlet.service() for servlet [dispatcherServlet] in context with path [] threw exception [Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.Exception: Give me an exception please] with root cause","thrown":{"commonElementCount":0,"localizedMessage":"Give me an exception please","message":"Give me an exception please","name":"java.lang.Exception","extendedStackTrace":"java.lang.Exception: Give me an exception please\n\tat com.sss.app.ws.controller.TestController.getTest(TestController.java:47) ~[classes!/:0.0.1-SNAPSHOT]\n\tat sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) ~[?:1.8.0_111-internal]\n\tat sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62) ~[?:1.8.0_111-internal]\n\tat sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) ~[?:1.8.0_111-internal]\n\tat java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498) ~[?:1.8.0_111-internal]\n\tat org.springframework.web.method.support.InvocableHandlerMethod.doInvoke(InvocableHandlerMethod.java:190) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.method.support.InvocableHandlerMethod.invokeForRequest(InvocableHandlerMethod.java:138) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.ServletInvocableHandlerMethod.invokeAndHandle(ServletInvocableHandlerMethod.java:105) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.invokeHandlerMethod(RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.java:879) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.handleInternal(RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.java:793) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.AbstractHandlerMethodAdapter.handle(AbstractHandlerMethodAdapter.java:87) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet.doDispatch(DispatcherServlet.java:1040) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet.doService(DispatcherServlet.java:943) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.processRequest(FrameworkServlet.java:1006) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.doGet(FrameworkServlet.java:898) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:634) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.service(FrameworkServlet.java:883) ~[spring-webmvc-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:741) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:231) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.tomcat.websocket.server.WsFilter.doFilter(WsFilter.java:53) ~[tomcat-embed-websocket-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.springframework.web.filter.RequestContextFilter.doFilterInternal(RequestContextFilter.java:100) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:119) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.springframework.web.filter.FormContentFilter.doFilterInternal(FormContentFilter.java:93) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:119) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.springframework.web.filter.CharacterEncodingFilter.doFilterInternal(CharacterEncodingFilter.java:201) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:119) ~[spring-web-5.2.7.RELEASE.jar!/:5.2.7.RELEASE]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166) ~[tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:202) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:96) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:541) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:139) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:92) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:74) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:343) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.service(Http11Processor.java:373) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.coyote.AbstractProcessorLight.process(AbstractProcessorLight.java:65) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$ConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:868) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.doRun(NioEndpoint.java:1590) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat org.apache.tomcat.util.net.SocketProcessorBase.run(SocketProcessorBase.java:49) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142) [?:1.8.0_111-internal]\n\tat java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617) [?:1.8.0_111-internal]\n\tat org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61) [tomcat-embed-core-9.0.36.jar!/:9.0.36]\n\tat java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) [?:1.8.0_111-internal]\n"},"endOfBatch":false,"loggerFqcn":"java.util.logging.Logger","threadId":117,"threadPriority":5}

 But now when I search for it in splunk it escapes all the \n\t so it doesn't display properly in the search results.  Working on the next problem....

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