We are trying to route DB Connect data to a different indexer, however, the traditional method of adding _TCP_ROUTING to the inputs.conf (or even db_inputs.conf) and creating an output.conf file does not work. Is there any way to route data to more than one indexer from a HF running DB Connect?
Had the same problem, figured it out, with some help from this:
DBConnect uses the HEC (HTTP Event Collector) to feed stuff into Splunk, and if you look at that doc, you'll see HEC doesn't use _TCP_ROUTING but uses a setting called
optiongroup to do the same thing (all lower case, unlike what the doc says...)
Anyway, in the
inputs.conf in the DBConnect app you'll see something like this for the events to point to HEC:
[http://db-connect-http-input] disabled = 0 token = abcdefgh-1234-5678-9101-12345678901
First thing you need to do is create an
outputs.conf in the
local/ directory for dbconnect (its syntax is the same as for regular routing using _TCP_ROUTING) - mine is basically this:
[tcpout:logother] server = 10.1.1.1:4567 sendCookedData = false
inputs.conf gets updated to include an
[http://db-connect-http-input] disabled = 0 token = abcdefgh-1234-5678-9101-12345678901 outputgroup = logother
Unlike _TCP_ROUTING, I don't think
outputgroup lets you specify more than one destination (I tried, it didn't work), but you can put whatever in the outputs.conf stanzas to make it work.