Getting Data In

ESXi Hosts logs are not forwarding to Splunk

New Member

Hi,

I am trying to get the logs from ESXi hosts to Splunk without using the vmware app. There is no intermediate syslog server on which I can install the forwarder. So I had tried to configure the logs forwarding via esxi hosts advance settings option where we I had provided the IP address of my Splunk server and port tcp1514. Somehow I am still not receiving the logs.

Any suggestion how to get the logs? http://wiki.splunk.com/Community:VMwareESXSyslog ...gone through this link and did the same like mentioned before under advance configuration setting of esxi hosts. Any other approach or what mistake i am doing?

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Builder

Hi @deepak_negi02, were you able to make this finally work ? I am facing this same issue.
I have configured port 1515 udp on Splunk for esx syslog using the above method.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Make sure you have the following

  • An inputs.conf setup to receive on tcp 1514 on the receiving side
  • An index to which this data will be sent to on the indexer along with any sourcetype definitions for this data
  • May want to run a packet capture on port 1514 to make sure the traffic is actually getting to receiver.
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