What are the difference between the ASim and vim files in ASIM parsers?

Rushit Ajudiya 146 Reputation points
2023-03-15T03:44:37.8033333+00:00

Hello,

I am developing an ASIM parser and following the steps from https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sentinel/normalization-develop-parsers#custom-parser-development-process and in that steps there are two parsers a filtering parser and a parameter-less parser in step 4.

so after developing these two parsers, there are two types of files in the https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Sentinel/tree/master/Parsers/ASimAuditEvent/Parsers one is ASim and another is vim so can we say that the ASim file contains a Parameter-less Parser in YAML format and vim file contains Filtering Parser in YAML format?

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  1. JamesTran-MSFT 36,361 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-03-15T23:03:08.5133333+00:00

    @Rushit Ajudiya

    Thank you for your post!

    I understand that you're developing an ASIM Parser, and within step 4 it mentions the need to develop a Filtering Parser and a Parameter-less Parser. From the GitHub Repo that you shared, when looking at the ASim and vim files - I would agree that it's safe to say the ASim files and imAuditEvent file contains the Parameter-less Parser in YAML format, while the vim files (excluding vimAuditEventEmpty file) contain the Filtering Parser.

    Azure Sentinel Parsers GitHub Repo:User's image

    I hope this helps!

    If you have any other questions, please let me know. Thank you for your time and patience throughout this issue.


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  1. Bill Clarkson-Antill 5 Reputation points MVP
    2023-03-15T19:43:34.2033333+00:00

    (VIM) Visibility, Insights, and Mitigation - VIM parsers are used for collecting data from various sources and transforming them into a format that can be analyzed by Sentinel. They typically extract key fields and attributes from raw logs and convert them into a standardized format that can be ingested by Sentinel. VIM parsers are typically used for ingesting data from on-premises sources and are configured on a per-data source basis.