Hi. I'm a new Dynatrace user so please bear with me as I haven't seen the examples.
I am trying to parse a custom application's log within Dynatrace and set alerts based on various fields and keywords within the log file. The issue is that the custom application produces text files with a *.txt format and separated the fields within the log with a pipe delimiter. The log is created with a timestamp at the end of the file each hour (ie log file name.YYMMDDHHMM.text).
I haven't tried it yet or seen many examples of this (yet or maybe I'm not looking in the right place).
Do I use the custom log ingestion process to ingest the file and then use the DPL to parse the custom format? Or, would it be better for me to write a KSH script rename the 'crazy' log file into something that Dynatrace can read and parse more easily (ie make it look like a Windows System log file)?.
Any guidance would be appreciated.