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Could not find the forwarder details in the Splunk Web Splunk App for Unix ?


I have 2 Nix servers setup as below. I can't seem to find any of the Nix#2 data such as cpu and other system info from the splunk web's Splunk App for Unix App. All I can see is the information of the Nix#1. Splunk web is hosted in Nix#1.

I'm sure the Nix#2 is connected to Nix#1 as I could see an established connection via netstat -an | grep 9997 when run in the Nix#1 and the splunkd.log in Nix#2 shows that it is connected to idx=:9997

-Splunk enterprise (7.0.1)
-Splunk App for Unix
-Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux
-Setup receiver (port 9997) via command line

-Splunk forwarder (7.0.1)
-Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux
-Setup to send data to Nix#1 via splunk add forward-server :9997

Any idea?


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Hi @ariel123,

Please follow below steps to configure this properly.

1.) splunk add forward-server :9997 is not correct, you need to execute command $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk add forward-server <NIX 1 FQDN or IP>:9997 on Nix#2
2.) When you install Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux on Nix#2 you need to enable different monitoring, you can copy $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_nix/default/inputs.conf to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_nix/local/inputs.conf (If local directory is not present in Splunk_TA_nix please create it.
3.) Enable monitoring based on your requirements on Nix#2 in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_nix/local/inputs.conf from changing disabled=1 to disabled=0
4.) Restart splunkforwarder on #Nix2
5.) Check in Nix#1 using splunk query index=os host=Nix#1, after executing this query if are will get output then you can play with Splunk App for Unix.

I hope this helps.


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Hi Harshil,
Thanks. The issue was that wasn't displaying info in ubuntu. It works on redhat though so I'll use the forwarder on redhat for now.

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