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How to prevent a PID file from causing one of our universal forwarders to shut down?

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Hi,

I got an issue with one of the Universal Forwarder. It is automatically shutting down and when I restart, it is again shutting down immediately. According to what I see when I check status, I figured it out it was the problem with PID files and tried to manually remove them from /opt/splunkforwarder/var/run/splunk . Even after this, I can't find a solution. Can some one help me out?

Thanks 🙂

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Re: How to prevent a PID file from causing one of our universal forwarders to shut down?

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It was the Ulimits on the box that causes issue. I changed the ulimit values to unlimit after looking into Splunkd logs accordingly and it worked perfectly. May be at first i ignored the WARN message in Splunkd logs as we doesn't pay much attention to warnings 😛

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