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Why do I see the same host twice?

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Hello Splunkers,

When I search to see that host are in the appropriate index "index=indexname | stats count by host" I will see the same host listed twice. Once with the hostname of the forwarder and another with the FQDN of the forwarder. I believe that that culprit of this issue is because when engineers install forwards on host, they run "./splunk set forward-server ip_address:9997" then me as the splunk admin will add the sendtoindexer deployment app to the server class. Am I on the right track here or way off basis?

Thanks Splunkers!

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Re: Why do I see the same host twice?

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Re: Why do I see the same host twice?

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This helps makes better sense of the culprit. What is best practice so I can eliminate the multiple host reporting? Across our infrastructure we have a unique naming convention so I would prefer everything to not have the FQDN in the host field.

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