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Can splunk forwarder (Universal/Heavyweight) send data to Kafka Topic?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hello Folks:

Can splunk forwarder (Universal/Heavyweight) send data to Kafka Topic?
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Rohit

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Alternatively, can I use Heavy Forwarder to line-break the data and send it to a TCP port; from there I can write a custom Kafka producer to get the data into Kafka topic?

Is that possible?

Thanks,
Rohit

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Ultra Champion

Sure you can.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Forwarding/Forwarddatatothird-partysystemsd#TCP_d...

You'd have to write your own TCP server to receive the data and push to Kafka. Pretty simple code.

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Ultra Champion

No it can't.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.3/Forwarding/Routeandfilterdatad

You would have to write your own integration , perhaps using one of our SDK's , to export the data from Splunk and then send to a Kafka topic.

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