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How to forward an index to third party syslog using heavy forwarder

Path Finder

I have an index test_index collecting http logs and I want to forward to another syslog server. I have outputs.conf, props.conf and transform.conf as such:

  1. outputs.conf

    [syslog]
    defaultGroup=syslogGroup
    type=tcp

    [syslog:syslogGroup]
    server = 192.168.22.101:514

    [tcpout]
    defaultGroup = rawtcpout
    forwardedindex.0.whitelist =
    forwardedindex.1.blacklist =
    forwardedindex.2.whitelist =
    indexAndForward = true
    sendCookedData = false
    forwardedindex.0.whitelist = test_index

    [tcpout:rawtcpout]
    server = 192.168.22.101:514

  2. props.conf

    [host::192.168.22.101]
    TRANSFORMS-kiwi = sendtosyslog

  3. transform.conf

    [sendtosyslog]
    REGEX = .
    DESTKEY = _SYSLOGROUTING
    FORMAT = syslogGroup

When I check with the destination syslog server 192.168.22.101, it is logging a lot of events which are not from test_index. Is there anything wrong with config files ? I a using 6.3.3 latest Splunk heavy forwarder.
thanks

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Motivator

If you have already ingested and indexed the events...why are you syslogging them at all? You already have them in Splunk, the greatest software on the planet.

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Communicator

In your outputs.conf why do you have multiple blank whitelists and blacklist?

[tcpout]
defaultGroup = raw_tcp_out
**forwardedindex.0.whitelist = 
forwardedindex.1.blacklist = 
forwardedindex.2.whitelist =** 
indexAndForward = true
sendCookedData = false
forwardedindex.0.whitelist = test_index
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Path Finder

I have added something like this. Is this correct? First, I blacklist everything that I don't need to be forwarded. Then lastly the whitelist.

 forwardedindex.1.blacklist = _*
 forwardedindex.2.blacklist = main
 forwardedindex.0.whitelist = my_index_to_forward
0 Karma

Communicator

try removing the blacklists and just having the whitelist. It's redundant to do a whitelist and a blacklist.

0 Karma