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How do I get hosts (universal forwarders) show on the Splunk Light home page?

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I have Splunk Light installed and set up on my server. I have the receiving port set. On the client I want Splunk Light to monitor, I have installed the Universal Forwarder and pointed it to the Splunk Light server and port. On the Splunk light server I have added the forwarder, but on the Splunk Light home page, under the Hosts column, the client computer is not getting listed. What am I missing?

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Re: How do I get hosts (universal forwarders) show on the Splunk Light home page?

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i think the hosts listing on the home page derives it's values from the data that's been ingested, namely the "host=" field. If no data has been sent by the forwarder(s) in question, then it/they will not appear in the listing. Additionally, if a forwarder is sending data but that data already has a "host" field in it, that value may preclude the forwarders inclusion in the list. If a global search "*" returns data/events then look at the hosts value attached to them. Those values should be listed on the home page.

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