Getting Data In

Can a custom app send data to the indexer via memory?

ddrillic
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I wonder what would be an efficient way for a custom app to communicate with an indexer? Can the custom app write to memory somehow and the forwarder will pick it up and send it to the indexer?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The customary way is to write to a file that is monitored by the forwarder. The forwarder to pick up whatever is written to the file and send it to the indexer(s).

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ddrillic
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Right, but let's say you have a heavy duty app. Can it write to memory and the forwarder will pick it up? It's interesting as in the admin course material they show the Deployment Client as a pluggable module. So, conceivably, the deployment can be customized.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I know of no memory interface to the forwarders.

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