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Configuration of Checkpoint logs and Splunk

Engager

Hello everyone! I am new to this site as well as Splunk.

I am having a bit of trouble understanding the connection between CP logs and Splunk. We would like to pull those logs into Splunk. As of now, we have a windows (2K8R2) server with the latest version of Splunk enterprise installed, and a Centos 6.5 Linux server with the latest version of splunk installed on it as well. The documentation does a decent job of explaining how to get Splunk onto those particular machines, but not the process in which to import or grab those logs from Checkpoint. I’m confused as to whether or not I need to install the LEA add-on on the linux machine, the CP management server or the windows box, or all of them. Any direction as to how this architecture should look would help tremendously.

Thank you!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes. The app, http://apps.splunk.com/app/1454 would be installed on the Linux machine AND on the Indexer running Splunk Enterprise. The Linux machine should be a full Splunk instance (Heavy Forwarder) that is setup to forward the collected logs from this instance to the Splunk Indexer you have installed on Windows. The add-on needs to be installed on the Indexer to take advantage of field extractions, lookups, and index-time knowledge in the package.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes. The app, http://apps.splunk.com/app/1454 would be installed on the Linux machine AND on the Indexer running Splunk Enterprise. The Linux machine should be a full Splunk instance (Heavy Forwarder) that is setup to forward the collected logs from this instance to the Splunk Indexer you have installed on Windows. The add-on needs to be installed on the Indexer to take advantage of field extractions, lookups, and index-time knowledge in the package.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Fantastic!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Great to hear!

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Engager

Thank you! we have it setup that way exactly and it working like a charm!

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