We recently purchased the managed splunk cloud instance, I am in the process of adding data. We would like to index our db2diag logs which are sitting on the Linux servers. I went though the process of installing the forwarder and forwarder credentials. Now I am at a loss on how to tell the forwarder what logs to forward to splunk? With the managed splunk cloud instance, you can't do it through the Add Data button. I do have the monitoring console app, and I see the new Linux forwarder there. But I don't see an option there to manipulate the forwarder in any way. Do I have to configure the forwarder inputs on the Linux server?
Also when I look at the monitoring console app, I see the universal forwarder and the heavy forwarder there. But we only installed universal. Is that am installation default?
This may help:
You have to write inputs.conf on the forwarder.
So we have splunk cloud. So that seems to work different. What I see is that you have to use splunk web to configure forwarders for the cloud version. Is that correct?
The inputs.conf That has to be written on the unix server. There isn't a gui to manage forwarders?