Deployment Architecture

How to switch off the forwarders pulling in data that aren't being used in splunk searches in order to reduce the daily ingestion rate?

bablucho
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Hi,

We have auto deployed forwarders to pull in perfmon data onto numerous hosts in our environment then built a number of process monitors based on business requirements. I want to switch off the forwarders pulling in data that aren't being used in splunk searches in order to reduce the daily ingestion rate. Any suggestions on how i can figure out which forwarder hosts are being used in searches?

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brian_rampley
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It sounds like you should be using deployment server to manage your forwarder inputs:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.3/Updating/Aboutdeploymentserver

It will allow you to remotely configure your forwarder inputs and disable those inputs (on specific servers) you do not need. Depending on how you are currently configuring inputs on your auto-deployed forwarders, you may need to update your auto-deployment processes to appropriately use deployment server.

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brian_rampley
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It sounds like you should be using deployment server to manage your forwarder inputs:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.3/Updating/Aboutdeploymentserver

It will allow you to remotely configure your forwarder inputs and disable those inputs (on specific servers) you do not need. Depending on how you are currently configuring inputs on your auto-deployed forwarders, you may need to update your auto-deployment processes to appropriately use deployment server.

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