Splunk® Enterprise

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Overview of event processing

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

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

When Splunk Enterprise indexes events, it:

For an overview of the Splunk Enterprise indexing process, see the Indexing overview chapter of the Managing Indexers and Clusters manual.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk: 6.3.0, 6.3.1 View the Article History for its revisions.

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