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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I want to know the following in relation to the REST API:

  1. Can we hit endpoints on UFs and LWFs?
  2. What is the REST endpoint to check if an instance is alive?
  3. Can we read a splunk log file from the file system itself using the REST API? EG: On a LWF, where we are not indexing any data, but we are writing to splunk logs files - Is there a way to view/query/tail the log files directly from the REST API?

Thanks!

John

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1) Yes, depending on the following preconditions:

2) Probably any. Being able to connect to the splunkd webserver at all indicates the process is running.

3) Don't think so. You can forward the splunk logs to your indexer(s), though. Eg. by adding the following to the outputs.conf on your UF/LWF:

[tcpout]
forwardedindex.3.whitelist = _internal

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Thank you Ziegfried! 🙂

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