Getting Data In

Splunk v5 Forwarder

Builder

Does anybody know, or could advise whether v5 can be used as a heavy forwarder to a 4.3 back end please? I did read the doco, promise...including p11 on known issues. The v5 installed ok on a Linux box including the usual suspects re accepting the T's & C's. The service is running ok. The Indexer is Windows based, all 64 bit.
Thanks guys.

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Builder

Forget that last guys, just Wiresharked it...it was my network. Level 2 Dave, Level 2...gah.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes. Any Forwarder of 4.2+ can be used to send to a 4.2+ indexer, so a 5.x Heavy Forwarder can send to a 4.3 Indexer.

From the Splunk doc:

4.2+/5.0+ forwarders (universal/light/heavy) are backwards compatible down to 4.2+ indexers. For example, a 4.3 forwarder can send data to a 4.2 indexer but not to a 4.1 indexer.

Pre-4.2 forwarders are backwards compatible down to 4.0 indexers.

All indexers are backwards compatible with any forwarder and can receive data from any earlier version forwarder. For example, a 4.2 indexer can receive data from a 4.1 forwarder.

Builder

Forget that last guys, just Wiresharked it...it was my network. Level 2 Dave, Level 2...gah.

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Champion

Someone downvoted your answer on your question, I upvoted it again to return the balance to 0 🙂 If someone genuinely answers a question or explains the cause then regardless of if someone did it by mistake, you can't downvote it as a bad answer... because its the answer! Anyway, rant over, nothing to see here...

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Builder

Damn ...did I down vote something Drainy?! Was it me? I shouldn't feel qualified to have an opinion on this. I've been using a Kindle Fire recently to access the SplunkBase if away from a desktop, and have to say it has yielded some 'unpredictable results'! I know...don't blame the technology 😉

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Champion

Why on earth would you downvote an answer someone posts which explains the solution to their problem? Glad you got it sorted