So I have about 40k hosts logging syslog data to a splunk cluster, and I've been given a requirement to regularly extract data (sudo, login, etc) for a subset of these hosts (~500) into a report.
Is there a saner way than creating an OR statement with 500 hosts in it? Can't really use a regex, these are mostly uniquely named hosts.
This sounds like a great start, but wouldn't that mean finding a log entry for each one of these hosts and individually tagging them? That'd be quite onerous.... or is there maybe a way to create a file that has every hostname that has needs this tag?
---- Actually, just found the docs for tags.conf, looking at it now...
The best solution for what you're looking for is to create a lookup table, and apply an automatic lookup. This will be a lot easier than tagging the fields. Take a look at the docs for LOOKUP in the props.conf docs. I would recommend it highly over tagging and tags.conf.
This will exactly let you create a CSV file that will map a host name (or any other field or set of fields) to another field value, and also do a reverse search/lookup using that new field:
OK, so I've spent a good bit of time trying to implement this according to the docs, and I'm getting no luck at all. When I try to use the GUI to add a lookup table file, I get the following error:
Encountered the following error while trying to save: In handler 'lookup-table-files': Error performing action=create on object id=ol1.csv in config=lookups.
In the splunkd log, I see:
02-28-2011 11:50:06.127 WARN LookupTableConfPathMapper - Refuse to copy file from unsafe location: /splunk/var/run/splunk/lookuptmp/ol1.csv.0132362786125
02-28-2011 11:50:06.127 ERROR PropertiesMapConfig - Failed to save settings: /admin/search/lookups/ol1.csv (user: admin, app: search, root: /opt/splunk/etc): Data could not be written: /admin/search/lookups/ol1.csv: /opt/splunk/var/run/splunk/lookuptmp/ol1.csv.0132362786125
Putting in modified props.conf and transforms.conf in apps/search/local and putting the file in apps/search/lookups (cont)
Has no effect... no error messages on restart saying they were read and were improper, no visible change to log messages to suggest it worked.
pulldowntype = true
maxDist = 3
TIMEFORMAT = %b %d %H:%M:%S
MAXTIMESTAMPLOOKAHEAD = 32
TRANSFORMS = syslog-host
REPORT-syslog = syslog-extractions
SHOULDLINEMERGE = False
lookuporblookup = orblookup Hostname OUTPUTNEW OrganizationCode
filename = ol1.csv