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How to create an alert for events that are not logged?

Shashank_87
Explorer

Hi,

I have a weird requirement where I am looking to create an alert using some specific conditions. My OS index gets logged every 2 mins and I need to set up an alert to monitor a certain process "java" for a user "admin".

Now I have 4 hosts and suppose that 2 hosts (p3 and p4) are down, then trigger an alert using some specific message.

index=os sourcetype=ps host="p1" OR host="p2" OR host="p3" OR host="p4" user=admin process_name=java 
| stats count by host

Now under a normal scenario, the above search gives me 4 rows with a count of 1 for each host. In case my p3 and p4 goes down, I get only 2 rows because there is no process for p3 and p4.

Is there a simple way to achieve this?
I want to trigger an alert with a table that contains the following columns: host, message, priority.

The message would be common, something like, "These hosts are down. Please take action." and priority will also be always p2. But under the host column I need to specify those host which are down.

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richgalloway
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SplunkTrust

See https://www.duanewaddle.com/proving-a-negative/

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

See https://www.duanewaddle.com/proving-a-negative/

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Shashank_87
Explorer

Perfect. Cheers mate. That worked

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