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Restart It

Overview
Details
TA-restart_it provides a custom command to enable the restarting of inputs via a Splunk search.

IMPORTANT

USERS RUNNING THIS COMMAND MUST HAVE THE admin_all_object AND rest_apps_management ROLE CAPABILITIES.

These are very powerful permissions, and should be restricted to admin accounts.

This app logs restart information by default, to change this go into the configuration menu and select a higher logging level (WARN, CRITICAL).

Command Syntax

            | restartinput app=<app> type=<type> input=<input>/script=<script_name>

Description

The restartinput command uses the REST API to restart a specified input or script in an app.

This is useful if an input regularly needs to be restarted, as Splunk's scheduler can be used to automatically restart an input, with no command line access or scripting required.

Examples

            | restartinput app=TA-Your_App type=script script=myScript.sh

This example restarts the script myScript found in the app TA-Your_App.

            | restartinput app=TA-Your_App type=monitor input=lookup.csv

This example restarts a monitored input called lookup.csv from the app context TA-Your_App.

Restartable input types

  • http
  • monitor
  • registry
  • script
  • tcp/cooked
  • tcp/raw
  • tcp/ssl
  • udp
  • win-wmi-collections

Input type names may also be custom (ex: in modular inputs).
Search
| rest /servicesNS/-/-/data/inputs
to identify these.

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Contact: splunk-app@hurricanelabs.com
Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern
Closed all major US holidays.

Release Notes

Version 1.0.4
Oct. 13, 2021

Fix input not re-enabling in certain circumstances.

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