Adds fields to each event that contain global, common information about the search. This command is primarily an internally-used component of Summary Indexing.
The following fields are added to each event when you use the
||The earliest time boundary for the search.|
||The latest time boundary for the search.|
||The ID of the search that generated the event.|
||The time when the search was run.|
1. Add information to each event
Add information about the search to each event.
... | addinfo
2. Determine which heartbeats are later than expected
You can use this example to track heartbeats from hosts, forwarders, tcpin_connections on indexers, or any number of system components. This example uses hosts.
You have a list of host names in a lookup file called
expected_hosts. You want to search for heartbeats from your hosts that are after an expected time range. You use the
addinfo command to add information to each event that will help you evaluate the time range.
... | stats latest(_time) AS latest_time BY host
| addinfo | eval latest_age = info_max_time - latest_time | fields - info_*
| inputlookup append=t expected_hosts | fillnull value=9999 latest_age
| dedup host
| where latest_age > 42
stats command to calculate the latest heartbeat by host. The
addinfo command adds information to each result. This search uses
info_max_time, which is the latest time boundary for the search. The
eval command is used to create a field called
latest_age and calculate the age of the heartbeats relative to end of the time range. This allows for a time range of
-m@m. This is the previous 11 minutes, starting at the beginning of the minute, to the previous 1 minute, starting at the beginning of the minute. The search does not work if you specify latest=null / all time because
info_max_time would be set to +infinity.
Using the lookup file,
expected_hosts, append the list of hosts to the results. Using this list you can determine which hosts are not sending a heartbeat in the expected time range. For any hosts that have a null value in the
latest_age field, fill the field with the value 9999. Remove any duplicated host events with the
dedup command. Use the
where command to filter the results and return any heartbeats older than 42 seconds.
In this example, you could use the tstats command, instead of the stats command, to improve the performance of the search.
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud™: 7.0.11, 7.0.13, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 8.0.2001, 8.0.2003, 8.0.2004, 8.0.2006, 8.0.2007