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How to monitor and search for OS (Windows, Linux, etc) and server version?

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Hi All,

Need to find Windows Edition through splunk query like Windows 2003, Vista, 2008 etc..

I checked query index=_internal (source=*metrics.log) |dedup os,hostname | rename hostname as host| table os,host. This query gives only OS type Windows and linux but need query which can tell specifically like windows 2003. Could you please help me on this.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: How to monitor and search for OS (Windows, Linux, etc) and server version?

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Splunk Employee

You can add the following to inputs.conf on your Windows hosts:

[WinHostMon://os]
interval = -1
type = operatingSystem

This will index the OS level stuff at startup. Here is an example of the output:

Type=OperatingSystem
OS="Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard"
Architecture="64-bit"
Version="6.1.7601"
BuildNumber="7601"
BuildType="Multiprocessor Free"
ServicePack="Service Pack 1"
SerialNumber="xxxxxx"
ComputerName="xxxxxx"
InstallDate="20140115133155.000000-360"
LastBootUpTime="20141016084054.629375-300"
Locale="0409"
TotalPhysicalMemoryKB="2096696"
FreePhysicalMemoryKB="618044"
TotalVirtualMemoryKB="4193392"
FreeVirtualMemoryKB="2425360"
Status="OK"
CodeSet="1252"
CountryCode="1"
SystemDevice="\Device\HarddiskVolume2"
SystemDrive="C:"
SystemDirectory="C:\Windows\system32"

Check out inputs.conf.spec (http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.1.4/admin/inputsconf) for all options.