Getting Data In

How to confirm logs are forwarded from Universal forwarder ?

Motivator

Temporarily I dont have access to search head.
I had set the inputs.conf to forward windows eventlogs to Splunk indexer.
How do i confirm that my logs are forwarded to Splunk indexer from Universal forwarder?

I tested this :

> splunk list forward-server
Splunk username: admin
Password:*****
Active forwards:
        10.xxx.xxx.xxx:9997
Configured but inactive forwards:
        None

SO , from this can i confirm logs are forwarded successfully ?

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Champion

How is it that checks by splunkd.log?
(ex)
05-14-2014 16:09:29.463 +0900 INFO TcpOutputProc - Connected to idx=10.XXX.XXX.XXX:9997

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

This tells you that your forwarder is connect to an indexer, but not if anything was sent.... check out this blog post about last christmas http://blogs.splunk.com/2011/01/02/did-i-miss-christmas-2/

Motivator

05-16-2014 05:46:44.140 +0000 INFO TcpOutputProc - Connected to idx=10.xxx.xxx.xxx:9997

Yes , it shows the above

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