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Splunk Hosts Not Showing Up

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I have one Splunk receiver set up and several forwarders (forwarders using free version). About 9 of my hosts are listed under Hosts in the Search panel, but quite a few aren't. They're set up the same way as the 9 that are showing up with my dns name followed by port 9997. It's been a few days and I know there have been events that would be logged in splunk by now.

Any suggestions? This is a mix of Windows 2003 and 2008 servers. I have an eval license which allows for 10GB of data, so it's not a licensing issue.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Splunk Hosts Not Showing Up

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A license issue wouldn't prevent the data from indexing. You can search the internal index to see if there are isues with those hosts:

index=_internal sourcetype=splunkd
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I ran the search you asked me to. I'm not seeing anything weird in the logs. I went through quite a bit of it. There was one mention of one of the hosts that seems to be missing and that was about it. It wasn't any kind of error either. This is what is said:
02-21-2011 09:16:58.666 INFO Metrics - group=tcpinconnections, 192.168.100.97:4981:9997, connectionType=cooked, sourcePort=4981, sourceHost=hostname.domain.org, sourceIp=192.168.100.97, destPort=9997, _tcpBps=6.39, tcpKBps=0.01, tcpavgthruput=0.03, kb=0.19, _tcpKprocessed=15513.00, tcpeps=0.03

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Re: Splunk Hosts Not Showing Up

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hello lmalhoit

have you tried to connect from one of the 'missing' hosts to your splunk 'receiver', like 'telnet 192.168.100.97 9997' ?

any firewall/ipsec blocking traffic?

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Re: Splunk Hosts Not Showing Up

Explorer

Yes, I've actually started working on this issue with a splunk tech. Telnet works fine and everything is on the same subnet inside my network...no firewalls in between.
Thanks!

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