[Bro] Splunk or ELK to parse Bro logs

Collyer, Jeffrey W. (jwc3f) jwc3f at virginia.edu
Mon Feb 20 07:50:57 PST 2017

For Splunk I’ve had good luck with logging to JSON format and using this TA

https://github.com/jahshuah/splunk-ta-bro-json <https://github.com/jahshuah/splunk-ta-bro-json>

Jeffrey Collyer

> On Feb 20, 2017, at 4:41 AM, C. L. Martinez <carlopmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to do some tests and deploy rules using Bro under my laptop test lab. Due to limited resources, I would like to install some log parser tool for Bro like Splunk or ELK.
> In the past, I have used Splunk and goes very well for my needs. But doing some searches, I am finding more docs about using ELK with Bro than using Splunk. 
> But I don't see how can I limit resources assigned to an ELK infrastructure to suit my needs (I can't assign more than 2.5 GB of RAM to vm where I will install splunk or elk or another solution).
> I don't expect a lot of logs per day or hour from Bro's side (in fact, I expect very few), but i don't see pretty clear what solution to use.
> What are your opinions or recommendations?
> Many thanks to all.
> -- 
> Greetings,
> C. L. Martinez
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