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Splunk forwarder - local logs to one Splunk server, sourcetype cisco_esa to another

rutlandn
Engager

I need to set up a Splunk forwarder to send /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure (with add monitor )from a machine to our main Splunk server but also send monitored files from another directory on this same server to a separete, specific Splunk server with sourcetype cisco_esa.

Can this be done by configuring inputs.conf and outputs.conf on a single Universal forwarder?

I've been able to get the individual tasks accomplished. And I'm considering running 2 instances of Universal forwarder. Just wondering if this can be done with one.

Damien_Dallimor
Ultra Champion

In inputs.conf you can use the _TCP_ROUTING property to target different forwarding groups in outputs.conf for the different sourcetypes being monitored.

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