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Can I configure my deployment server to send deployment related logs to another splunk for searching?

juniormint
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I have a dedicated machine for my splunk forwarder configuration deployment server. I would like to send the deployment related logs to another Splunk instance which serves as my indexer/search node.

Any idea how to do this?

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lguinn2
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If you set up your deployment server as a forwarder, by adding an outputs.conf file, you can send its Splunk logs to your indexer. Splunk automatically monitors its internal logs, so your deployment-related logs should be sent automatically. The following example assumes that the indexer is named yourhost.yourcompany.com and that it is listening for input on port 9997.

outputs.conf

[tcpout:group1]
server=yourhost.yourcompany.com:9997

If this doesn't work like you expect, make sure that your deployment server has an inputs.conf that contains something like this:

[monitor://$SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk]
_TCP_ROUTING = *
index = _internal

Here is a good item in the documentation: What Splunk logs about itself

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lguinn2
Legend

If you set up your deployment server as a forwarder, by adding an outputs.conf file, you can send its Splunk logs to your indexer. Splunk automatically monitors its internal logs, so your deployment-related logs should be sent automatically. The following example assumes that the indexer is named yourhost.yourcompany.com and that it is listening for input on port 9997.

outputs.conf

[tcpout:group1]
server=yourhost.yourcompany.com:9997

If this doesn't work like you expect, make sure that your deployment server has an inputs.conf that contains something like this:

[monitor://$SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk]
_TCP_ROUTING = *
index = _internal

Here is a good item in the documentation: What Splunk logs about itself

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