Getting Data In

Do we need Universal Forwarder on Splunk server?

Cbr1sg
Path Finder

Hi all,

Maybe a dummy question, do I need to setup Universal Forwarder on Splunk server to monitor and index data? (so it's like the server is forwarding data to itself)

I tested setup an app in etc/apps/ with below config but it doesn't work.

inputs.conf

 

[batch:///opt/splunk/temp/test_forward/*]
move_policy = sinkhole
disabled = 0
index = test
sourcetype = test
crcSalt = test
_TCP_ROUTING = test

 

outputs.conf

 

[indexAndForward]
index = false

[tcpout]
indexAndForward = false
maxQueueSize = 200MB

[tcpout:test]
server = <server IP>:9997

 

Thanks

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PA1
Builder

Please follow the below example

# 1. In outputs.conf:
[tcpout]
defaultGroup = indexers

[indexAndForward]
index=true
selectiveIndexing=true

[tcpout:indexers]
server = 10.1.1.197:9997, 10.1.1.200:9997

# 2. In inputs.conf, Add _INDEX_AND_FORWARD_ROUTING for any data that you want
#    index locally, and
_TCP_ROUTING=<target_group> for data to be forwarded.

[monitor:///var/log/messages/]
_INDEX_AND_FORWARD_ROUTING=local

[monitor:///var/log/httpd/]
_TCP_ROUTING=indexers

 

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Cbr1sg
Path Finder

Isn't this almost the same as my config file?

I know what parameter does what so you don't need to give the example ( and while my original question is for batch stanza, your example is for monitor stanza -- not helpful). My question is what's wrong with my config and it was not answered

anyway, thanks for trying to help.

I manage to fix the issue myself in the end

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PA1
Builder

What are you trying to achieve? Its been metioned as a splunk server, if this is a full blown instance of splunk, why are you using UF?

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Cbr1sg
Path Finder

I'm not using UF, at least not yet

I tried to monitor the file as shown in the config above, but it doesn't work. Do you know why?

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