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AWS logs push to on-premise splunk with universal forwarder

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Hi Everyone,

I am new to splunk configuration. So looking for guidance and step by step configuration.

I need to configure primarily aws CloudWatch log groups (ec2 instances /var/log/messages and tomcat logs, vpc logs) and cloud trails to an on-premise splunk server.

I am looking for a solution where I am planing to create a server as universal forwarder which collects all these logs and pushes to the splunk server (port 9997).

Can a universal forwarder collects all the logs mentioned above and send it to splunk, that’s first step.

I am assuming I might have to get aws add on installed on splunk server. How do I configure log stream in splunk with or without aws add on. I would step by step guide as I am new go splunk.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: AWS logs push to on-premise splunk with universal forwarder

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Thanks @richgalloway for the prompt response. I have been through both the links earlier. We won’t be using lambda for now. For the other one aws cloud watch config is the part of universal forwarder? What should be the input and output.conf files? Also how do I add source in splunk server? Is it the way it is in lambda method blog?

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Re: AWS logs push to on-premise splunk with universal forwarder

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I'm not familiar enough with the app to answer.

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