Getting Data In

Can I run multiple Universal Forwarders on Windows Server 2008?

Communicator

I have a Universal Forwarder looking at a directory holding our proxy logs. New logs are dumped into the directory every 24 hours. Some of the logs are very large and it can take the forwarder 6 to 8 hours to get just one file done. I estimate that it will not complete a full set of new logs in 24 hours, but we might squeak by on the weekend.

Can I set up a second forwarder instance on a Windows Server (2008 R2)? What are the implications?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you try to install via the MSI, it is going to uninstall your previous instance and install another instance. Also, the services will only be bound to one instance. For all practical purposes, it isn't possible without some serious monkeying around with the install.

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Path Finder

You can try just to copy existing installation to another folder, change guid parameter in system/local/server.conf and change values in splunk-launch.conf. But I don't know how to configure a new service in this case, not so familiar with windows stuff but in linux it can be just ./splunk enable boot-start

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you try to install via the MSI, it is going to uninstall your previous instance and install another instance. Also, the services will only be bound to one instance. For all practical purposes, it isn't possible without some serious monkeying around with the install.

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Communicator

Thanks for the help, guys. I guess I'll have to look for another creative solution.

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