Create an eventtype for the conditions you want to alert on, for example from eventtypes.conf:

[nbx]
search = "status err"

Then create a Saved Search that Alerts if there are any events with this eventtype in savedsearch.conf:

[nbx]
action.email = 1
action.email.inline = 1
action.email.sendresults = 1
action.email.to = gba@gregalbrecht.com
alert.digest_mode = False
alert.severity = 4
alert.suppress = 0
alert.track = 1
counttype = number of events
cron_schedule = */5 * * * *
description = gba's nbx experiment
dispatch.earliest_time = -6m@m
dispatch.latest_time = -1m@m
enableSched = 1
quantity = 0
relation = greater than
search = eventtype="nbx"

Going forward, anytime Splunk indexes an event with the string status err, I'll receive an email alert.

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