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Do heavy forwarders listen to data from devices or collect data by contacting them?

Builder

Example: are snmp devices sending data to heavy forwarder, or is the HF connecting to devices to get syslog data? Thanks.

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Re: Do heavy forwarders listen to data from devices or collect data by contacting them?

Builder

To get snmp data to splunk, install this add-on on the HF: https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/1537/
You can also setup your syslog servers to send data to your HF as well, just setup a UDP receiving port.

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Re: Do heavy forwarders listen to data from devices or collect data by contacting them?

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Heavy forwrder receives always data with the only exception of local data and some kind of scripts.
About snmp, you have to install an app (https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/1537) or something else that writes snmp traps on filesystem.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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Re: Do heavy forwarders listen to data from devices or collect data by contacting them?

Motivator

Heavy forwarders basically just listen. (They do not connect except in very specific circumstances such as if you have the dbConnect app installed to run queries on databases.)