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Linux Forwarder Shows up Monitor, but Can't add data to Splunk Cloud?

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I have installed a universal-forwarder on a Ubuntu Linux box without error, here is some validation:

Splunk list forward-server
Active forwards:
input-prd-p-xxxxxxxxxx.cloud.splunk.com:9997 (ssl)

The forward does show up in monitor, but when I get to add the Forwarder under Settings -> Data. It doesn't show any forwarders available and show the refresh button. I did also download and copy Splunk for Linux under /opt/splunkforwarder/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_linux as first goal is to get performance data into the cloud.

Thank You!

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Did you enable to configuration ? Read through the "Enable the data and scripted inputs with configuration files" section in the below link.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/AddOns/released/UnixLinux/Enabledataandscriptedinputs

Note on the install, you also need it on the Search Head and Indexers. You may need to raise a Splunk Support ticket for this
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/AddOns/released/UnixLinux/Install

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Thank You for your reply!

There is no $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_nix/local directory there is a $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_linux /default directory. There also is no existing input.conf file, the files available in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_linux /default are:

/opt/splunkforwarder/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_linux/default$ ls -ltr
total 52
-rw-r--r-- 1 splunk splunk 2833 Apr 19 2018 transforms.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 splunk splunk 1481 Apr 19 2018 tags.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 splunk splunk 7821 Apr 19 2018 props.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 splunk splunk 2802 Apr 19 2018 eventtypes.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 splunk splunk 24647 Apr 19 2018 eventgen.conf
drwxr-xr-x 3 splunk splunk 16 Apr 19 2018 data
-rw-r--r-- 1 splunk splunk 457 Apr 19 2018 app.conf

This is Splunk_TA_linux which in my understanding is different then Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux, I used Splunk_TA_linux because it didn't require logging a support ticket.

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