Getting Data In

Data extraction from multiple servers

aaronkorn
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Is splunk capable of pulling multiple log files from different servers without installing the universal forwarder on the machines?

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ziegfried
Influencer

You can monitor files remotely by exposing the logs in a file share, then mount and monitor it on a server where you have a Splunk forwarder or indexer installed. Most filesharing protocols should work (eg. SMB/CIFS, NFS, SSHFS, ...)

araitz
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

ziegfried is correct, but we generally would recommened installing the universal forwarder for best experience.

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