Getting Data In

Can I forward different data inputs to different splunk indexers on a Light Forwarder

Motivator

Is it possible to forward data from source A to Indexer A and data from source B to Indexer B if I use the light forwarder? Or do I need to configure this in tranforms.conf and have to use the normal forwarder?

Thank you for helping me.

Chris

1 Solution

Motivator

After trying with props.conf & transforms.conf we saw that it is possible to specify the group in the inputs.conf file and therefor it is possible to use the LightForwarder, the regular forwarder is not needed to accomplish this.

outputs.conf

[tcpout]
disabled = false
isLoadBalanced = False
maxQueueSize = 1000

[tcpout:systemGroup]
server=server1:9997

[tcpout:applicationGroup]
server=server2:9997

inputs.conf

[monitor://.../file1.log]
_TCP_ROUTING = systemGroup

[monitor://.../file2.log]
_TCP_ROUTING = applicationGroup

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Motivator

After trying with props.conf & transforms.conf we saw that it is possible to specify the group in the inputs.conf file and therefor it is possible to use the LightForwarder, the regular forwarder is not needed to accomplish this.

outputs.conf

[tcpout]
disabled = false
isLoadBalanced = False
maxQueueSize = 1000

[tcpout:systemGroup]
server=server1:9997

[tcpout:applicationGroup]
server=server2:9997

inputs.conf

[monitor://.../file1.log]
_TCP_ROUTING = systemGroup

[monitor://.../file2.log]
_TCP_ROUTING = applicationGroup

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Builder

Take a look @ http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Admin/Outputsconf. You can modify the outputs.conf in /etc/apps/SplunkLightForwarder/local/outputs.conf..

Motivator

Thank you for your reply, we did define several tcpout-Groups, but didn't know how to make sure that events are forwarded to the right destination. I posted our solution below.

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