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Kafka log integration to Splunk's HF?


Hello one of our clients would like to send us data from its Kafka cluster to our AWS enviroment consisting of Heavy Forwarders. We then forward the data to on prem team which has indexers and searcheads.


Now from reading the documentation I am kinda lost what is needed by us. Until now we were integrating new log sources via the pull method using SNS + SQS since there was not such a large amount of data as it is now.


From my understanding in order to use a Kafka push method with Kafka Connect:
1. Require the client to install Kafka Connect on their cluster

2. Create a kafka topic

But what steps are required on the Heavy Forwarder side ? How do we subscribe to that topic ? Do we only need a HEC collector with token in order to forward the data to on prem team ?

Thank you.


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