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Setting up a splunk forwarder on CentOS

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I'm trying to evaluate the software and am having issues getting the forwarder to communicate with the splunk server. I have the forwarder set up and added the forward server, I also added a tcp data input port under Manager > Data Inputs. I see no data from the box the forwarder is on (CentOS 6)

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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First place to look for problems would be splunkd.log in $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk on both the forwarder and the indexer.

Can you post outputs.conf from the forwarder?

Have you installed the splunk Deployment Monitor app on the indexer? If so do you see the forwarder listed under "All Forwarders"?

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Have you checked the firewall rules? By default the firewall is enabled and blocking on CentOS

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