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Can I generate the HTTP Event Collector token on the Heavy Forwarder or Search Head?

sarnagar
Contributor

Where to set Splunk HTTP Event collector on which instance of Splunk?

Can I generate this HTTP Event Collector token on the Heavy Forwarder or Search Head?

When the application writes the data to splunk, will it write to the Heavy Forwarder?

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fabiocaldas
Contributor

Hi sarnagar,

I'm using a cluster of Heavy Forwarders as HEC endpoints and I'm controlling it from master. I set my Heavy Forwarder to be a deployment client and I distribute HEC token from master to all of them !!

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

You can generate/setup HTTP event Collector on Heavy forwarder. (can do in Search Head too but setting up on HF will reduce additional load on SH).

tkomatsubara_sp
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

See "Splunk 6.x Dashboard Examples" (Ver 6.0)
https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/1603/

In the dashboard, you can find "Default Environment Tokens".
I didn't try, but it looks worth while to try.
For example: $env:instance_type$ = Splunk instance types

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