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Splunk 7 Essentials - Third Edition by Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, J-P Contreras

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Installing the Eventgen add-on (Windows and Linux)

A Splunk add-on extends and enhances the base functionality of Splunk. An add-on typically enriches data using prebuilt rules for a specific source to enable faster analysis. In this section, you will be installing your first add-on, called Splunk Eventgen, which will help us pre-populate Splunk with real-time simulated web data:

  1. Download the ZIP file from the Eventgen public repository, http://github.com/splunk/eventgen. Click on the green Clone or download button. For Linux users, we've placed a copy of the Eventgen files used in this book at our download site: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Splunk-7-Essentials-Third-Edition.
  2. Extract the ZIP file to the root location for your environment. ...

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