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What are the differences between heavy forwarder (HF) and http event collector (HEC)?

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What are the differences between heavy forwarder (HF) and HEC?
Under which scenario is which option preferred on AWS environment and why?

Thanks.

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Re: What are the differences between heavy forwarder (HF) and http event collector (HEC)?

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HF is a Heavy Forwarder, a full Splunk instance that handles inputs and sends data to a Splunk Indexer
HEC - HTTP Event Collector, is a one way (among many) in which you can bring data to Splunk
in other words, HF is a machine / tool and HEC is a function of this machine / tool
HF:
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.3.2/Forwarding/Typesofforwarders#Heavy_and_light_forw...

HEC:
http://dev.splunk.com/view/event-collector/SP-CAAAE6M
and
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.3.2/Data/UsetheHTTPEventCollector

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Re: What are the differences between heavy forwarder (HF) and http event collector (HEC)?

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Thanks Adonio.

So am I correct to say that all HTTP/S events should be collected by HEC on HF, else, for all events other than HTTP/S, HF will do the work? is there any other function of HF to collected non-HTTP/S events?

Thanks.

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