Global Configuration

Global enrichments are applied to all data sources as opposed to other enrichments that are applied at the field level. In other words, every message from every sensor is validated against the global configuration rules.

The format of the global enrichment is a JSON string-to-object map that is stored in ZooKeeper and looks something like the following:

  "es.clustername": "metron",
  "es.ip": "node1",
  "es.port": "9300",
  "": "yyyy.MM.dd.HH",
  "fieldValidations" : [
                "input" : [ "ip_src_addr", "ip_dst_addr" ],
                "validation" : "IP",
                "config" : {
                    "type" : "IPV4"

Inside the global configuration is a framework that validates all messages coming from all parsers. This is performed using validation plug-ins that make assertions about fields or whole messages.

The format for this framework is a fieldValidations field inside the global configuration.