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Is there a way to disable splunk btool check upon start of a forwarder?

ddrillic
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Apparently all splunk components run the splunk btool check upon a component restart. Is there a way to disable it especially for the forwarders? We reach quite often situations where internal customers come to up to check whether their forwarders came up fine when restarted and the splunk btool check was invoked and threw some warnings.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

AFAIK, you cannot disable btool at startup nor would I think you'd want to. Btool might find an error in the future.

Your options are to fix the forwarder configs to eliminate warnings (best) or educate your customers.

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ddrillic
Ultra Champion

Our sales engineer said -

-- Nope, it's unskippable. And that’s a good thing; if btool fails, Splunk won't run properly so exiting before starting Splunk is the best course of action.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

AFAIK, you cannot disable btool at startup nor would I think you'd want to. Btool might find an error in the future.

Your options are to fix the forwarder configs to eliminate warnings (best) or educate your customers.

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If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.

ddrillic
Ultra Champion

Makes sense @richgalloway.

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