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Do Splunk allow multiple inputs.conf in different App?

michael_wong
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Hello,

 

We have two deployment-App, named A and B.  They both have inputs.conf to monitor path /log/A and /log/B.

If I use deployment server to push either A or B, it works fine. But If I push both A and B to the clients, only App path /log/A or /log/B is being monitored.

Is this because two app's inputs.conf are located in /default folder?

 

Thanks,

Mike

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gcusello
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hi @michael_wong,

you can have many inputs.conf in your Forwarders, but only one for each app.

The real problem is that Splunk ingest logs from one file only one time, so (as @venkatasri  said), if each your inputs.confs address different logs you haven't any problem.

Instead you will surely have problems if two or more inputs.confs address the same log file, because that log will be indexed only one time.

So you have to analize your inputs to avoid this.

you can use the btool command to list all the active inputs.conf:

./splunk btools inputs list -debug

or (better) plan your inputs using a sheet.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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gcusello
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hi @michael_wong,

you can have many inputs.conf in your Forwarders, but only one for each app.

The real problem is that Splunk ingest logs from one file only one time, so (as @venkatasri  said), if each your inputs.confs address different logs you haven't any problem.

Instead you will surely have problems if two or more inputs.confs address the same log file, because that log will be indexed only one time.

So you have to analize your inputs to avoid this.

you can use the btool command to list all the active inputs.conf:

./splunk btools inputs list -debug

or (better) plan your inputs using a sheet.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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gcusello
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Hi @michael_wong,

good for you, see next time!

Ciao and happy splunking.

Giuseppe

P.S.: Karma Points are appreciated by all the contributors 😉

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venkatasri
SplunkTrust
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Hi @michael_wong 

Yes it does allows many inputs.conf under various apps, technically you are trying to monitor two different log files/A and /B hence should be ok.

Can you issue following command on UF and see what files being monitored when you push both the apps.

./splunk list inputstatus

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