What is source type in Splunk?

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Posted On: Mar 12, 2020

 

The source type is the default fields that are assigned to the incoming data by the Splunk software. It controls how the Splunk software formats the incoming data so you can categorize the data for easy searching. There are a lot of pre-defined source types available in Splunk which the Splunk software automatically selects based on the incoming data. But if the data is specialized, then you should create a new source type. You can use the source type field to search for event data after it is indexed.

Some of the common source types are,

  • Access_combines
  • Apache_error
  • Cisco_syslog
  • websphere_core

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