Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Apache Web Server

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Configure the Apache Web Server to send logs to Splunk Add-on for Apache Web Server

To make sure you have all the required fields present in apache access_log, you need to customize the log format in the apache httpd.conf file.

1. Open the httpd.conf in the Apache Web Server installation folder $APACHE_HOME/etc/apache/httpd.conf

Note: Default location of httpd.conf could be different from different platforms.

2. Look for the statement <IfModule log_config_module>, and replace the whole block with the following stanza.

<IfModule log_config_module>
    # The following directives define some format nicknames for use with
    # a CustomLog directive (see below).
    LogFormat "%h %v %l %u %{local}p %t \"%r\" \"%q\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\" %I %O %D" combined
    LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common
    <IfModule logio_module>
      # You need to enable mod_logio.c to use %I and %O
      LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\" %I %O" combinedio
    # The location and format of the access logfile (Common Logfile Format).
    # If you do not define any access logfiles within a <VirtualHost>
    # container, they will be logged here.  Contrariwise, if you *do*
    # define per-<VirtualHost> access logfiles, transactions will be
    # logged therein and *not* in this file.
    # CustomLog "logs/access_log" common
    # If you prefer a logfile with access, agent, and referer information
    # (Combined Logfile Format) you can use the following directive.
    CustomLog "logs/access_log" combined

3. Restart Apache Web Server.

If the log format in Apache Web Server is configured correctly, you will receive the log files look like

###SRC_IP### ###SITE### - ###USER### 80 [03/May/2016:12:59:05 -0700] "GET /server-status?auto HTTP/1.1" "?auto" 200 871 "-" "###USER_AGENT###" 146 1024 1253
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released


Thanks Beatus. The extra space has been deleted

Rwang splunk, Splunker
April 2, 2017

For the logio_module section, there appears to be an extra space in the log format:
"LogFormat "%h %l" between %h and %l.

March 29, 2017

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