Hi splunkrocks2014, I don't think you can configure dbx 2.x to have a host value given in the data, but I expect you could use props and transforms to do this. i.e. something like:
[mySourcetype] TRANSFORMS-setHost=host_override [host_override] REGEX = (regex to extract host value from event) DEST_KEY = MetaData:Host FORMAT = host::$1
Please let me know if this answers your question! 😄
I've had the same problem with DB Connect 2. The UI doesnt give you the ability to change the host key for DBX inputs. There are two methods:
1) Edit the inputs.conf directly and edit the stanza with host=yourhost (make sure to stop the service)
2) If the host value is with in the data you can use a transform to extract the host per event and replace host value. Make sure to add it to your props.conf for that source or sourcetype.