Splunk® Enterprise

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Overview of event processing

Events are records of activity in log files, stored in Splunk indexes. They are primarily what Splunk indexes. Events provide information about the systems that produce the log files. The term event data refers to the contents of a Splunk index.

Here's a sample event:

172.26.34.223 - - [01/Jul/2005:12:05:27 -0700] "GET /trade/app?action=logout HTTP/1.1" 200 2953

When Splunk indexes events, it:

For an overview of the Splunk indexing process, see the Indexing with Splunk chapter of the Admin manual.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7


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