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PCAP Analyzer for Splunk

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The PCAP Analyzer for Splunk includes useful Dashboards to analyze network packet capture files from Wireshark or Network Monitor (.pcap)

The App includes Dashboards which will show you:
- The Top Talker IP's, MAC's, Protocols, Ports, VLANs, Conversations
- Detailed overview about IP Conversations, Packet Loss, TCP Error's, Round Trip Time
- Conversation Sankey Diagram (by Packets, by Bytes, by Destination Port)
- Microburst Dashboard (Bit timechart)
- DNS Overview (Queries over time, Results over time, DNS Response Time)
- NFS Overview (NFS Operations, NFS Response time, NFS Errors)
- HTTP Overview (HTTP Methods, HTTP Status, HTTP Response Time)
- SMB / SMB2 Overview (SMB response time, SMB Operations)
- Keep Alive Communication Dashboards
- Hop Calculator between two IP's

In addition a "Problem Detection" Dashboard has been implemented to help during the Wireshark analysis.

- Support for more protocols and more use cases
- Dashboards will change to highlight the most important use cases for troubleshooting.


Feedback welcome! You can contact me by emailing 1daniel.schwartz1@gmail.com.

You have questions or problems?
Join my slack channel Network Analysis #splunk4pcap

For issues please contact me via email or open a new issue on Github:

Emails will be usually answered between Monday-Friday 9am - 6pm European Time.
Get Started: https://schwartzdaniel.com/pcap-analyzer-for-splunk-getting-started/


The Splunk App for PCAP files will express the pcap files into helpful charts by converting the files into a Splunk readable CSV file


I have suffered from timestamp problems with PCAP files over 500MB.
In case of big files I have split the pcap files into smaller files by using editcap.exe out of the Wireshark package.

-Index defined for the data: Default Index is choosed

-Sourcetype defined for the data:


  • Wireshark (tshark) needs to be installed (available)


Getting started - Requirements!
Step 1: Make sure the ../SplunkForPCAP/bin/ folder has all administrative privileges to execute the batch and shell script
Step 2: Make sure you have tshark installed (delivered with Wireshark)
Step 3: Make sure you have set SPLUNK_HOME variable

To allow Splunk to collect your PCAP Files you have to specify where you have stored your pcap files.
You can specify your location in the Data Inputs (via Settings) --> PCAP File Location.

The app checks every 3 minutes for a new pcap file in your specified folder.

You will recognize that after you can see your pcap file indexed in Splunk it is removed from your folder. The new location of the PCAP File is: $SPLUNK_HOME\var\log\pcap\PCAPConverted. That is happening to avoid that the automatic script converts your pcap file twice.


  • Support for more protocols and more use cases
  • Dashboards will change to highlight the most important use cases for troubleshooting.

- What is tshark? TShark is a network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture packet data from a live network, or read packets from a previously saved capture file, either printing a decoded form of those packets to the standard output or writing the packets to a file
- PCAP Analyzer For Splunk writes a log about the added paths to $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/PCAPInputHistory.log

Release Notes

Version 4.2.0
April 21, 2020

- Added fields: frame.number, tcp.delta_time, tcp.relative_time
- Implemented Problem Detection Dashboard
- Fixed some searches on some panels
- Added tcp.calculate_timestamps to the scripts.

Version 4.1.11
July 3, 2019

- Changed the possibility to use multiple tcpdumps in the dashboard at once (useful in case you have many single tcpdump files belonging together)
- Simplified the pcap2csv.sh script for Unix systems
- Added SMB/2 Dashboard to cover that use case
- Optimized some Dashboard Panels to avoid false positives

Version 4.1.10
May 24, 2018

- Changed label to "PCAP Analyzer For Splunk"
- Fixed an error which is written into splunkd.log in case no file is found (on unix side)
- Added parts into the documentation (README.txt)

Version 4.1.9
May 2, 2018

- changed support URL
- changed pcap file check from 1m to 3m (for bigger pcap files)
- tweaked pcap2csv shell script
- changed dashboards to see all pcap files (not only last 500 days)

Version 4.1.8
Nov. 29, 2017

- Fixed file permissions

Version 4.1.5
Oct. 26, 2017

Fixed python error for Windows 10 user

Version 4.1.4
Aug. 30, 2017

- Added SMB / SMB2 / RPC time value
- Fixed field validation with ARP protocol packets
- Optimized NFS Dashboard

Version 4.1.3
July 28, 2017

Repaired pcap2csv.bat

Version 4.1.2
July 28, 2017

- Fixed pcap2csv.(sh|bat) scripts to catch properly tshark versions 2.x.x
- Increased automatic execution interval from 30 seconds to 60 seconds
- Fixed Detailed Dashboard to avoid automatic execution at the beginning
- Added TCP Errors by SourceIP + TCP Error statistic panel into Detailed Dashboard
- Added DNS time + HTTP time
- Added MAC addresses into the Top Talker Dashboard

Version 4.1.1
June 9, 2017

Fixed some variable issues in the scripts to convert pcap files.

Version 4.1
June 7, 2017

- Added number of 3-way handshakes to the Detailed Dashboard
- Improved DNS Dashboard
- Improved Top Talker Dashboard

Version 4.0.1
Feb. 1, 2017

Fixed automatic script to catch tshark versions starting from 2.x.x

Version 4.0
Dec. 1, 2016

- Automatic script execution
- Dashboard optimization

Version 3.3
Nov. 9, 2016

Version 3.2
Nov. 9, 2016

bug fixes

Version 3.1
Oct. 5, 2016

Several bug fixes

Version 3.0
Sept. 28, 2016

- New Dashboard for DNS
- New Dashboard for Conversations (Sankey)
- Fixed field extraction problems
- Optimized script usage

Version 2.3
Sept. 9, 2016

- Fixed %Packet Loss Panel
- Fixed Unix pcap2csv.sh script
- Added pcap2csv scripts for different tshark versions

Version 2.2
March 9, 2016

* Fixed Timestamp issues
* Simplified Dashboards

Version 2.1
Oct. 26, 2015

Added TCP stream value.

Version 2.0
July 13, 2015

Dashboard which visualize network data from the Splunk App for Stream.

Version 1.2
June 30, 2015

VLAN ID has been added
pcap2csv.sh repaired

Version 1.1
June 23, 2015

Round Trip Time Panel and Microburst Dashboard has been added

Version 1.0
May 19, 2015


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