I was just wondering if Splunk can be sceheduled to monitor a file regularly, and send out alerts if this file does not get updated for a specific time period , lets say for 5 minutes. Please help me in doing so, if possible.
asked 05 Nov '10, 19:33
Yes, sort-of. I am assuming this file is a logfile, and there are timestamped events in it. If Splunk is indexing this log file you could schedule a saved search with a conditional alert in Splunk that does something like:
And only fires the alert if the results returned are <= 0.
answered 05 Nov '10, 19:54