Deployment Architecture

Splunk Db Connect with Forwaders

aab5272
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We want to ingest data from databases to our indexer .Would it be recommended to use heavy forwarder or UF ? Also can i load balanced the data between my indexer by making changes in output.conf?
Recommendation please

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dmaislin_splunk
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Splunk Employee

You must use search heads and/or heavy forwarders: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/DBX/3.0.3/DeployDBX/Distributeddeployment

Forwarders can handle the load balancing without adding hardware: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/SplunkCloud/6.6.0/Forwarding/Setuploadbalancingd

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