Getting Data In

How to add hosts to splunk server

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Hi,

I have installed splunk in centos and it is working fine.
And i have installed the universal forwarder in another host(centos).
Now i have no idea, "how to add the client host to splunk server?"

Regards,
karthi

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The short answer is

On the main splunk installation (call it Indexer/Search Interface/Splunk Web); go into Manager, go into "Forwarding and Receiving", click "Enable Receiving", fill in a port number, e.g. 9997.

On the Forwarder, it's probably easiest if you simply

  • su splunk
  • /opt/splunk/bin/splunk add forward-server <IP:port>

That sets up the connection between the two hosts.

But I suggest you read up on the docs, there is a 'tutorial' section that will cover the basics, and a 'distributed deployment' section that will cover forwarding. There is also a 'getting data in' section with detailed 'recipies' for various scenarios.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Tutorial/WelcometotheSplunkTutorial

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Deploy/Distributedoverview

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Data/WhatSplunkcanmonitor

Hope this helps,

K

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Ultra Champion

The short answer is

On the main splunk installation (call it Indexer/Search Interface/Splunk Web); go into Manager, go into "Forwarding and Receiving", click "Enable Receiving", fill in a port number, e.g. 9997.

On the Forwarder, it's probably easiest if you simply

  • su splunk
  • /opt/splunk/bin/splunk add forward-server <IP:port>

That sets up the connection between the two hosts.

But I suggest you read up on the docs, there is a 'tutorial' section that will cover the basics, and a 'distributed deployment' section that will cover forwarding. There is also a 'getting data in' section with detailed 'recipies' for various scenarios.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Tutorial/WelcometotheSplunkTutorial

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Deploy/Distributedoverview

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Data/WhatSplunkcanmonitor

Hope this helps,

K

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