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How to choose the index and sourcetype

Jana42855
Explorer

Hi All,

I have a many index and sourcetypes but i don't know which one i have to use to search for specific ip address traffic with port..

please guide me like how can i identify and use the  existing index and sourcetypes to  analyze  particular traffic.....

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

We don't know your data.  Ideally, your site has a data dictionary with this information, but that's rare.  Consult your Splunk admin about that.

You can use the metadata command to get a list of sourcetypes or use this query.

| tstats count where index=* by index,sourcetype

then take educated guesses about which sourcetype is more likely to contain the data you seek.  Search that sourcetype to verify your guess.

 

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