Solution Sheet

Ironstream for Splunk®

Integrate IBM i and mainframe data into Ironstream for Splunk®

Ironstream for Splunk® Integrates your critical security and operational machine data from IBM mainframe and IBM i systems into Splunk for a complete picture of your IT environment.

Ironstream is the industry’s leading automatic forwarder of z/OS mainframe log data and IBM i machine data to Splunk Enterprise. Mainframe and IBM i data forwarded by Ironstream can be merged with other machine data from across an organization’s IT infrastructure to support enterprise-wide IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and IT Service Intelligence (ITSI).

To manage today’s IT infrastructure, you need to have a single, comprehensive view of all the systems in your environment. Splunk is the IT platform of choice for many companies but it does not support collection of machine data from traditional IBM mainframe and IBM i systems. Precisely Ironstream makes it simple to collect, transform and securely stream data from these traditional IBM platforms into Splunk with no need for mainframe or IBM i expertise.

Key Features

Support for all critical IBM mainframe z/OS data sources including:

  • IMS log data
  • SMF and Syslog records
  • Security information from RACF, ACF2, and Top Secret
  • Resource Measurement Facility III data
  • UNIX Systems Services (USS) and Log4J files
  • Network-performance data

Advanced Filtering of captured data uses low overhead exits with no log stream dependencies. Filtering reduces data volume and network traffic ensuring that only critical records and fields required for desired analytics and visualization are forwarded.

Support for all critical IBM i data sources including:

  • Operating System
  • Message Queue Data
  • System Audit Journal
  • Custom Data
  • History Log (QHST)
  • System Performance Data
  • Custom Data and more…

With extensive support for critical IBM mainframe and IBM i data sources, Ironstream enables organizations to keep their IT infrastructure secure and performing at its best. Read more.

Ironstream for Splunk