Deployment Architecture

Planning new Splunk Architecture- placing Syslog-ng on same machine as Heavy Forwarder okay?

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I'm planning a new splunk architecture and was thinking about placing the syslog-ng on the same virtual machine as the Heavy Forwarder to read the files locally.

  • How will a large data volume impact the performance or stability?
  • What do i need to consider for memory and diskspace if i combine?
  • When is this advised to seperate to a dedicated syslog-ng server?
  • Will a dedicated syslog-ng server allow for more syslog traffic?
  • Would it be beneficial to install a Universal Forwarder on the HF for local file reading? Is it more advised for better data buffering?

Thank you,


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