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How does Splunk handle multiple data inputs?

Contributor

I need to create a scripted input in inputs.conf that runs scripts by passing arguments at an interval of 60 secs. Basically script contains a curl command to ping websites.

I need to create around 600 scripted inputs to run the same script but passing different arguments to the script as defined in each input stanza.

Does Splunk execute all the scripts at a time? Or does it have any handling mechanism to execute only a few inputs in parallel at a time and and pick other inputs once completed and so on?

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SplunkTrust

You could just use the website monitoring app

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Ultra Champion

Wouldn't it make more sense to create a separate configuration file that contains a list of parameter sets and have a single script basically iterate through that file, calling the curl command for each of the settings listed in the configuration file?

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Contributor

Actually, I have build an add-on to run shell script. we configure inputs on UI of Add-on. For each input on UI, we define respective parameter values which will be passed as arguments to shell script .(shell script contains curl command which accepts dynamic arguments passed to shell script).

So for each input we create an UI , it will create a stanza in inputs.conf and we have 600 such stanzas for 600 inputs created. So not sure how splunk handle all 600 inputs configured. All input calls the same script but with different arguments.

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