Getting Data In

How to change forwarder configuration to load balance across the indexers


We are planning to increasing Splunk indexers from 1 to 2. So, after this implementation, what are all the necessary changes we need to do at forwarder level.

0 Karma



there are a couple of threads out there about this topic, even the splunk docs describe it here (forwarder load balancing) and here (indexer discovery).
You simply change your Universal/Heavy Forwarder's outputs.conf to one of those options.


0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Observability Highlights | January 2023 Newsletter

 January 2023New Product Releases Splunk Network Explorer for Infrastructure MonitoringSplunk unveils Network ...

Security Highlights | January 2023 Newsletter

January 2023 Splunk Security Essentials (SSE) 3.7.0 ReleaseThe free Splunk Security Essentials (SSE) 3.7.0 app ...

Platform Highlights | January 2023 Newsletter

 January 2023Peace on Earth and Peace of Mind With Business ResilienceAll organizations can start the new year ...