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Vendor - F5

Product - BigIP

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sourcetype notes
f5:bigip:syslog None
f5:bigip:irule None
f5:bigip:ltm:http:irule None
f5:bigip:gtm:dns:request:irule None
f5:bigip:gtm:dns:response:irule None
f5:bigip:ltm:failed:irule None
f5:bigip:asm:syslog None
nix:syslog None
f5:bigip:ltm:access_json User defined configuration via irule producing a RFC5424 syslog event with json content within the message field <111>1 2020-05-28T22:48:15Z F5 - access_json - {"event_type":"HTTP_REQUEST", "src_ip":""} This source type requires a customer specific Splunk Add-on for utility value

Index Configuration

key index notes
f5_bigip netops none
f5_bigip_irule netops none
f5_bigip_asm netwaf none
f5_bigip_nix netops if f_f5_bigip is not set the index osnix will be used
f5_bigip_access_json netops none

Filter type

  • MSGPARSE: sourcetypes with the exception of f5:bigip:syslog
  • f5:bigip:syslog Must be identified by host or ip assignment. Update the vendor_product_by_source.conf filter f_f5_bigip or configure a dedicated port as required

Setup and Configuration

  • Install the Splunk Add-on on the search head(s) for the user communities interested in this data source. If SC4S is exclusively used,
  • the addon is not required on the indexer.
  • Review and update the splunk_metadata.csv file and set the index and sourcetype as required for the data source.
  • Refer to the admin manual for specific details of configuration.


Variable default description
SC4S_LISTEN_F5_BIGIP_TCP_PORT empty string Enable a TCP port for this specific vendor product using a comma-separated list of port numbers
SC4S_LISTEN_F5_BIGIP_UDP_PORT empty string Enable a UDP port for this specific vendor product using a comma-separated list of port numbers
SC4S_ARCHIVE_F5_BIGIP no Enable archive to disk for this specific source
SC4S_DEST_F5_BIGIP_HEC no When Splunk HEC is disabled globally set to yes to enable this specific source


An active device will generate frequent events. Use the following search to validate events are present per source device

index=<asconfigured> sourcetype=f5:bigip:*| stats count by host