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Is There a Forwarder for AS400?

_gkollias
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Right now, I'm manually creating reports in Excel for AS400 data buy the hour. I'm looking for a way to automate this data, and, preferably, am looking to use Splunk.

I see that there is an app, but if there is no Forwarder for AS400 there will be a gap with getting the data in automatically.

Is There a Forwarder for AS400?

Thanks In Advance!

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ShaneNewman
Motivator

We do what @kristian.kolb said. The data we needed from the AS400 is log based, we just setup a script to forward the data from the AS400 to a port that we listen to on a heavy forwarder.

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_gkollias
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Great. Thank you both for the info!

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ShaneNewman
Motivator

We do what @kristian.kolb said. The data we needed from the AS400 is log based, we just setup a script to forward the data from the AS400 to a port that we listen to on a heavy forwarder.

ShaneNewman
Motivator
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_gkollias
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Is it a python script you use to forward the data?

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kristian_kolb
Ultra Champion

No, there is no forwarder for AS400.

Perhaps it's possible for you to export the log files by some means (scp, ftp, sftp, syslog, mounting a share and writing logs there). That way you can have a forwarder monitoring the location where the files get written, and send it to Splunk.

_gkollias
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Also, if someone has another solution, I'm open for ideas

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