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universal forwarder on xenserver

leandesk
New Member

how to install universal forwarder on xenserver

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jconger
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Python SDK is not required. The XenServer app uses Python to query the XenServer Pool Master via XenAPI (which is a web service). You will need to modify $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/TA-XS60-Server/local/xsconfig.conf for your XenServer pool details.

leandesk
New Member

if i install app for xenserver should i install phyton sdk also. and what is the procedure to pull data from xenserver to the splunk app for xen

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You would not install the forwarder on XenServer hypervisor, since it doesn't run a supported OS. You would install the forwarder on any guest OS as a normal forwarder. If you need to get information from the hypervisor, you should do that from outside the hypervisor, using syslog ( http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/54506/xenserver-56 )or the APIs (e.g., there is a Python SDK for querying data from XenServer, or just use http://splunk-base.splunk.com/apps/48467/splunk-for-citrix-xenserver-technology-add-on )

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jconger
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hello,

You should not install the Universal Forwarder on XenServer. The Universal Forwarder should be installed on a remote machine. This remote machine can be physical or virtual. The only requirement is that the remote machine have Python 2.4 installed. You can install on *nix or Windows.

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