# Eventgen testing¶

## Testing Nmon performance with evengen¶

Splunk Evengen is a pretty good and straightforward way to test the application.

Starting the TA-nmon version 1.3.28 and TA-nmon-hec version 1.3.32, we provide sample data for 2 AIX and 2 Linux servers. The data has been generated on IBM Power Development Cloud servers.

Finally, we use to run a system stress tool on 1 server of each category, such that you will have quickly active alerts and system statistic anomalies.

Eventgen will generate data for:

• performance metrics (sourcetype=nmon_data / eventtype=nmon:performance)
• configuration data (sourcetype=nmon_config / eventtype-nmon:config)

Additional data normally available within the application is related to the nmon data collection and will not be generated by Eventgen.

## Get it working in 30 seconds¶

• Have a Splunk instance up and running
\$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/SA-Eventgen