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What IP do you set on the fortigate to send logs to Splunk?

Explorer

Hello all,
I have 3 indexers in our setup and we would like to setup Fortigate to send logs to Splunk. what is the best way to set this up? the indexers are not clustered.

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Re: What IP do you set on the fortigate to send logs to Splunk?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

@lgrachek - Are you using any of the Fortigate apps or add-ons on Splunkbase? If yes, which one? Just want to make sure your post is tagged appropriately for better visibility. Thanks.

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Re: What IP do you set on the fortigate to send logs to Splunk?

Explorer

Fortinet Fortigate Add-on for Splunk version 1.4 and Fortinet FortiGate App for Splunk version 1.4 We also have FortinetAR version 1.0.0

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Re: What IP do you set on the fortigate to send logs to Splunk?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

hello there,
in general, you can use one of 2 ways:
1. syslog server to collect the fortinet logs and install a Forwarder to monitor the syslog directories and
2. Heavy Forwarder listening on UDP to the fortinet firewall and sending the data to indexers
in both cases, you have 1 IP that fortinet will send data to, and from that point, data will be load balanced to the 3 Indexers
there are many many articles in this portal and in community regarding considerations on both options.
use your favorite search engine, try something like: "splunk forwarder vs. syslog"

hope it helps

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