I would like to know if it is possible to monitor some text based log files, that reside on a system running QNX OS.
Would like to know what needs to be done.
Besides the IP of the machine, machine name, what other information do i need to have in order to establish a connection between the splunk server and QNX machine?
Would i need to install a forwarder on the QNX machine?
Currently, there is no Splunk forwarder binary that is compiled for the QNX OS. If QNX has some ABI-compatibility with either Linux or FreeBSD you might be able to use that for a forwarder.
I assume QNX has an NFS server capability. You could use NFS to mount the filesystem containing these logfiles onto a machine running Splunk (either the indexer or the forwarder).
Splunk does not know how to (natively) do FTP. You could possibly do this with a scripted input, if you are willing to do a nontrivial amount of coding. Alternately, you could try one of the FUSE filesystem overlays like sshfs / ftpfs / curlftpfs to make a "mount" out of the remote server. This may or may not work, depending on how well the FUSE overlay handles reasonable POSIX semantics that Splunk expects. I would also expect it not to be supported by Splunk support.