I have a splunk enterprise server and a node configured with Linux forwarder. These are the things configured in both the ends:
enabled port 9997 to be reciever
added the following in inputs.conf file
disabled = 0
added forward server and started forwarder
added the following in outputs.conf file
server = 172.xx.x.xxx:9997
added a custom folder to monitor list
But in Splunk web dashboard, I am not able to recieve any data from the node.
Can someone please help me..?
you can follow Splunk documentation at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.3/Forwarding/Receiverconnection
At first you should verify connection from the client:
telnet 172.xx.x.xxx 9997
so you can understand if there is the mandatory connectivity between Splunk servers.
After you should verify if indexer receives internal logs from forwarder:
if there are internal logs, this means that you have to verify your log input otherwise that there is a connection problems between Splunk servers.
at least you should verify if date and time of both servers are aligned.
At this point, you should understand where is located the problem.
Thanks for the response. I verified that the connection exists and there's this audit data coming in to dashboard, I can see this once I click search and reporting and then on data summary.
But how can I get the same in the dashboard (I mean the home page when I login to Splunk Web)? In the above image, I should be able to select the instance and then the data appears below the same. How can I achieve this?