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I would like to understand if it is possible to work with multiple CPUs in the Heavy Forwarder.

Explorer

I would like to understand if it is possible to work with multiple CPUs in the Heavy Forwarder.

In my current architecture, I have two Heavy Forwarders and both using only one CPU for processing events.

Thanks,
Nardi

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Re: I would like to understand if it is possible to work with multiple CPUs in the Heavy Forwarder.

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Splunk Employee

What are your heavy forwarders doing, are you using them as intermediary forwarders?
If so, how many universal forwarders are sending how much data through this tier?

You can investigate using parallelIngestionPipelines as documented here to process multiple input streams in parallel.

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Re: I would like to understand if it is possible to work with multiple CPUs in the Heavy Forwarder.

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Sorry for delay.

My architecture is UF > HF > IDX. But I have others data sources that use syslog.

I'll study the suggested article and send the News.

Thanks

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Re: I would like to understand if it is possible to work with multiple CPUs in the Heavy Forwarder.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Side note: If you do not need to do any substantial filtering/data masking/routing on your HF tier, consider switching those to UF. Smaller footprint, higher throughput, less network bandwidth, etc.
Main point is: Have at least twice as many intermediary forwarders as you have indexers. You can achieve that logically with multiple ingestionPipelines on at least two intermediary servers (for availability)

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