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Having trouble establishing connection with Splunk server for McAfee ePO integration.

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I'm the ePO administrator at my company and we are trying to integrate McAfee with Splunk.
McAfee told me that on the ePO side I just need to set the Splunk server as a Registered Server (as I've set on this image below), but I'm not able to establish a connection with Splunk and forward Syslogs.
What can I do to establish a connection with Splunk and send syslogs?
Do we need to install the McAfee add-on and/or install DB Connect?

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Re: Having trouble establishing connection with Splunk server for McAfee ePO integration.

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Hello @raphaalmeida ,

there are two types of data you can get from ePO - mcafee:epo using DB Connect and mcafee:ids using syslog:
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/AddOns/released/McAfeeEPO/DataTypes

ePO outputs TLS encrypted syslog, you need to set up TLS on the syslog side, here are a few examples:

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB91194

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB87927

https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/web-gateway-7.7.1-product-guide-unmanaged/page/GUID-A4BA3C74-963A-448...

What kind of receiver (rsyslog or syslog-ng, Windows or Linux) do you have?

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Re: Having trouble establishing connection with Splunk server for McAfee ePO integration.

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Hello @PavelP

Thanks for your response.

I'm trying to forward syslogs directly to Splunk server.

Is this possible? Or do I need to setup a middle server to receive those syslogs and after send it to Splunk?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Having trouble establishing connection with Splunk server for McAfee ePO integration.

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try this configuration :

[tcp-ssl:6514]
sourcetype = mcafee:epo

[SSL]
password =
requireClientCert = false
rootCA = /opt/splunk/certs/root-ca.pem
serverCert = /opt/splunk/certs/cert.pem

check this link for a configuration example: https://virtuallyhyper.com/2013/06/install-splunk-and-send-logs-to-splunk-with-rsyslog-over-tcp-with...

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Re: Having trouble establishing connection with Splunk server for McAfee ePO integration.

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@PavelP

Thanks for the tip.

I'll try this with our team and let you know if that worked.

Thank you

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Re: Having trouble establishing connection with Splunk server for McAfee ePO integration.

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Hello,

We've tried to do this method but without success.

We're trying to use DB Connect to directly connect to ePO DB.

On DB connect screen, we have put server address, port number, but I have one doubt about put our instance/db.

Can I put on DB field PR02DS\EPODB (instance\Database) ?

Or do I need to put this on server address like "serverepo.dom.com\pr02ds" ?

Thanks in advance.

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