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Deployment server with forwarder management

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We have a distributed arquitecture with two Heavy forwarders as deployment servers, in differents geographical sites, and the indexer in AWS. All of them are running very well, but now we have a new requeriment to deploy Universal Forwarders on machines that have the mngt port in use by other software. This software is prioritary and we can't change it.

Is it possible to have some universal forwarders configured with a port different than 8089 taking in account that the deployment server has this port asigned.

UF A:8089 <--> HeavyForwerder (deploy server): 8089 <--> UF B:8XXX

Thanks

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Think about what is happening here. The Deployment Client (your UF), will create a socket and the network stack will pick a random available port to use as the source port to open a connection to port 8089 on the Deployment Server. Source port 8089 has nothing to do with anything. So you do not have a problem here; carry on as normal.

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You can use any port as a management port, just ensure that you explicitly mention it wherever applicable. It's not a new, there are instances where people have changed there management port on forwarder.
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/293929/is-it-possible-to-change-the-current-port-8089-of.html

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New Member

Thanks for the reply. I know the possibility of changing the port, but we can not change it in the whole infrastructure, we need to make a "mix"

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Motivator

Run this on those machines:

splunk set  splunkd-port 8090

You might want to have every machine use the same port though. Might cause some glitching if you use two different ports.

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New Member

Thanks, I think like you. I imagined that mixing ports can cause problems.

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