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PDF report with windows indexer

wanling
Path Finder

Currently our splunk server runs on Windows platform. However, the PDF report application only runs on Linux. Is there a way to set up a Linux server for PDF reporting generation and emailing only? It means the Splunk server at Linux machine needs to have a way to read the search data from the windows server where most parsing and indexing take place.

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gareth
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes - You can setup Splunk on a Linux box and install the PDF app into it (after ensuring all the requirements are met to run the app on Linux as per the documentation). You can then configure your Windows Splunk server to use the Linux Splunk server to generate PDF reports as documented at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/ConfigurePDFprintingforSplunkWeb#Ena...

eg. if your Linux server's IP address is 10.1.2.3 then you would enter https://10.1.2.3:8089/ into the "Remote PDF Server URL" field on your Windows server.

That should be all that's required - You don't need to do anything further to the copy of Splunk on the Linux server as the PDF app will automatically use the Windows server to run the search and collect the data for the report.

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gareth
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes - You can setup Splunk on a Linux box and install the PDF app into it (after ensuring all the requirements are met to run the app on Linux as per the documentation). You can then configure your Windows Splunk server to use the Linux Splunk server to generate PDF reports as documented at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/ConfigurePDFprintingforSplunkWeb#Ena...

eg. if your Linux server's IP address is 10.1.2.3 then you would enter https://10.1.2.3:8089/ into the "Remote PDF Server URL" field on your Windows server.

That should be all that's required - You don't need to do anything further to the copy of Splunk on the Linux server as the PDF app will automatically use the Windows server to run the search and collect the data for the report.

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