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Is it possible to configure an app in Splunk to overwrite the hostname in logs sent from a universal forwarder?

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Hi all,

New to Splunk here. I have configured 100 servers to send syslog data. I did this by using puppet to install the universal forwarder, and set a deployment server address to my Splunk server, then in Splunk, I built an app to send syslog data back (using inputs.conf and outputs.conf). The app gets deployed.

I now have syslog data in my Splunk install!

However, given some history on some of these servers, I am getting multiple hostnames per server. (mostly abc and abc.domain.com)

Can I configure Splunk to overwrite the hostname from the logs?

In inputs.conf I tried to add

host=

However that did not seem to work.

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Re: Is it possible to configure an app in Splunk to overwrite the hostname in logs sent from a universal forwarder?

Communicator

Hi There,

Check this out, here's the answer to your question: https://answers.splunk.com/answers/45899/how-can-i-use-the-fully-qualified-domain-name-fqdn-as-the-h...

Enjoy!

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