SplunkLogger 1.1.3

dotnet add package SplunkLogger --version 1.1.3                
NuGet\Install-Package SplunkLogger -Version 1.1.3                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="SplunkLogger" Version="1.1.3" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add SplunkLogger --version 1.1.3                
#r "nuget: SplunkLogger, 1.1.3"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install SplunkLogger as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=SplunkLogger&version=1.1.3

// Install SplunkLogger as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=SplunkLogger&version=1.1.3                


This is a C# .Net Core 2 ILogger implementation developed by VTEX developer Caldas to send data to Splunk.


  • Multiples ILoggers to send data via Http or Socket
    • Http loggers available to send data via Raw or Json routes
    • Socket loggers available to send data via TCP or UDP
  • Send Http events as batch (Improve Splunk HEC performance sending data as batch)
  • ILoggerFormatter that enable you to handle and formart your logs before send it to Splunk

NuGet Package Status

Package Name Release
SplunkLogger NuGet


Add SplunkLogger nuget library

PM> Install-Package SplunkLogger

Configure Logger

Let's say for instance that you are creating a WebAPI project, so the first step is to configure one of the Splunk loggers options:

public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder app, IHostingEnvironment env, ILoggerFactory loggerFactory)
    var splunkLoggerConfiguration = GetSplunkLoggerConfiguration(app);
    //Append Http Raw logger 
    //Append Http Json logger
    //Append Socket TCP logger
    //Append Socket UDP logger

As you can see, no matter what is your option you always must delivery a SplunkLoggerConfiguration when adding a ILogger to the logger factory. You can provide it via config or as hard code:

Get Configuration From Json File

You can provide the configuration from json file using .Net Core 2 configuration binding feature.

For instance at SampleWebAPI project we use the appsettings.json file.

  "Logging": {
    "IncludeScopes": false,
    "LogLevel": {
      "Default": "Trace",
      "System": "Debug",
      "Microsoft": "Debug",
      "Splunk": "Trace"
  "Splunk": {
    "HecConfiguration": {
      "BatchIntervalInMilliseconds": 5000,
      "BatchSizeCount": 10,
      "ChannelIdType": "None",
      "DefaultTimeoutInMiliseconds": 10000,
      "SplunkCollectorUrl": "https://localhost:8088/services/collector/",
      "Token": "753c5a9c-fb59-4da0-9064-947f99dc20ba",
      "UseAuthTokenAsQueryString": false
    "SocketConfiguration": {
      "HostName": "localhost",
      "Port": 4242

If you intend to send data via Http you should set HecConfiguration section and if you choose to send data via socket you must set SocketConfiguration section.

Now we need to configure SplunkLoggerConfiguration at dependency injection and indicate to use Splunk section from configuration file.

/// <summary>
/// This method gets called by the runtime. Use this method to add services to the container.
/// </summary>
public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)

Now that SplunkLoggerConfiguration class is configured we can retrieve it by requesting IOptions<SplunkLoggerConfiguration> at dependency injection service, like:

/// <summary>
/// Demonstrate how can you provide configuration to your splunk logger addapter(s) 
/// </summary>
SplunkLoggerConfiguration GetSplunkLoggerConfiguration(IApplicationBuilder app)
    SplunkLoggerConfiguration result = null;
    var splunkLoggerConfigurationOption = app.ApplicationServices.GetService<IOptions<SplunkLoggerConfiguration>>();
    if(splunkLoggerConfigurationOption != null && splunkLoggerConfigurationOption.Value != null)
        result = app.ApplicationServices.GetService<IOptions<SplunkLoggerConfiguration>>().Value;
    return result;
Get Static Configuration

If you don't want to use the configuration file, you can provide a hard coded configuration instance:

/// <summary>
/// Demonstrate how can you provide configuration to your splunk logger addapter(s) 
/// </summary>
SplunkLoggerConfiguration GetSplunkLoggerConfiguration(IApplicationBuilder app)
    SplunkLoggerConfiguration result = new SplunkLoggerConfiguration()
        HecConfiguration = new HECConfiguration()
            SplunkCollectorUrl = "https://localhost:8088/services/collector",
            BatchIntervalInMilliseconds = 5000,
            BatchSizeCount = 100,
            ChannelIdType = HECConfiguration.ChannelIdOption.None,
            Token = "753c5a9c-fb59-4da0-9064-947f99dc20ba"
        SocketConfiguration = new SocketConfiguration()
            HostName = "localhost",
            Port = 8111
    return result;

Again, if you intend to use send data via Http you should set HecConfiguration property and if you choose to send data via socket you must set SocketConfiguration property.


Now that everything is configured and ILoggerFactory already have the desired ILogger instance added you can log your messages.

Here is a sample of how you can log messages, in this case I'm logging a NotImplementedException at SampleWebAPI project ValuesController.

public class ValuesController : Controller
    readonly ILogger logger;

    public ValuesController(ILoggerFactory loggerFactory)
        logger = loggerFactory.CreateLogger<ValuesController>();

    // GET api/values
    public IEnumerable<string> Get()
         var exception = new NotImplementedException();
         var message = "An error has ocurried route=Get";
         var eventId = new EventId(-1, "Values Controller");

         //You can log like this
         logger.Log(LogLevel.Trace, eventId, message, exception);
         //Or like this
         //logger.LogTrace(eventId, exception, message);

         return new string[] { "4", "2" };

More Information

You can read more about the projects and it's details (like send http events as batch) at Wiki page

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