Getting Data In

WMI and *NIX



I have walked through settings related to WMI and *NIX. I could see there is setting field related to credentials I would like to know what is the original design.

Is it possible to setup *NIX Splunk to collect data through WMI? I would be expecting it is possible but don't know the design.
I know I can do it with Windows Splunk installation, but would like to stay with one platform.


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You can't monitor wmi from a *NIX server, unfortunately. What you can do, though, is set up a Windows box as a forwarder, have it grab the data via wmi and shoot it over to your *NIX Indexer. Or just install forwarders on the Windows boxes themselves, depending on your needs.

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Thank you for your answer on setting up a Windows box as a forwarder as a WMI proxy. By going down this path you are able to collect data - however the Windows App still expects WMI - is there a way to get the Windows App to work on a *nix installation of Splunk?

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