Splunk for Automation Testing | Synthetic Transactions provides a Modular Input that allows Splunk to simulate a user's web browser experience, including support for cookies, client-side certificates, and proxy servers. This Modular Input allows Splunk to login to web sites, click around, submit forms, and index performance metrics and content. Use automation to ensure your web-based applications are healthy, your customer experience is preserved, and your web pages haven't been modified without your consent.
first time users can copy _pages_.conf and _sessions_.conf from /automation/default/ into /automation/local/, then define a Data Input for one of the sample sessions, like splunk_home. Data should populate rather quickly as sourcetype=automation.
You can test your page and session settings at the command prompt, prior to implementing them within Splunk; please see _pages_.conf and _sessions_.conf for details.
NOTE : If you need to reload changes you made to _pages_.conf or _sessions_.conf, you can Disable then Enable your Data Input to reload and restart the session.
Updated for 6.0
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