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How to consume messages from kafka topic using splunk installed in gateway nodes?

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I am looking for help here.
I want to consume messages from kafka topics from the universal forwarder installed in my gateway nodes. Please help, how can I achieve this? I don't want Splunk to directly connect to my kafka brokers and consume the messages.

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You could consume data from Kafka via a Splunk search without indexing the data by proxying through (It's a secure access layer for Apache Kafka which avoids you have to point directly to Kafka brokers and managing ACLs). See:

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Splunk Employee

Hi! There is a blog entry on how to ingest data from kafka at scale:
It users the Splunk HTTP Event Collector. Is this maybe an option you are looking for?

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