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UF not sending any data - The pipeline indexerPipe threw an exception during initialize

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi,

I have configured a Universal Forwarder with inputs, outputs, I can see in Debug all the monitored files are detected, however it looks like it will not send any data?
In the logs I can see:

05-12-2014 15:03:28.084 +0100 INFO IndexProcessor - Initializing: readonly=false reloading=false
05-12-2014 15:03:28.084 +0100 ERROR IndexConfig - stanza=default Required parameter=blockSignatureDatabase not configured
05-12-2014 15:03:28.084 +0100 ERROR IndexProcessor - Index configuration error: stanza=default Required parameter=blockSignatureDatabase not configured
05-12-2014 15:03:28.084 +0100 ERROR pipeline - Index configuration error: stanza=default Required parameter=blockSignatureDatabase not configured
05-12-2014 15:03:28.084 +0100 ERROR PipelineComponent - The pipeline indexerPipe threw an exception during initialize
05-12-2014 15:03:28.084 +0100 INFO PipelineComponent - Shutting down system due to fatal error

what is the problem?

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Re: UF not sending any data - The pipeline indexerPipe threw an exception during initialize

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You might want to check that

You might have the SplunkUniversalForwarder app 'disabled' via state parameter in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/SplunkUniversalForwarder/default/app.conf

$SPLUNK_HOME/cat etc/apps/SplunkUniversalForwarder/default/app.conf 
#Version @SPLUNK_VERSION@ 
[default]

[install] 
state = enabled

If disabled, turn to enabled as in the above example

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Path Finder

Thanks for that! While not the fix to my exact problem, this answer got me on the path to figure out the problem in just a few short minutes.

In my case it wasn't that the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/SplunkUniversalForwarder/default/app.conf was misconfigured...

In my case it turns out that a poorly thought out workaround to another problem ended up deleting everything in the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/ folder. Including the whole SplunkUniversalForwarder folder.

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Explorer

I had this issue on a UF running on windows. The UF was missing the $SPLUNKHOME/etc/apps/SplunkUniversalForwarder/. I ran a repair from the windows "Programs and Features". After the repair $SPLUNKHOME/etc/apps/SplunkUniversalForwarder/ was present and error went away.
Splunk UF 6.2.6.

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