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What is the recommended hardware requirement for Heavy Forwarder that is indexing?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

What is the recommended hardware spec for a HF that is now indexing locally. Essentially, I know it's an Indexer that is just forwarding, so do we treat it as such in terms of hardware requirements?

12CPU? 12GB?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can follow the reference architecture listed in docs. But what kind indexing volume is this box doing per day?

Without search load, 12gb + 12cores, and 900iops, should be able to deliver 200gb+ a day.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can follow the reference architecture listed in docs. But what kind indexing volume is this box doing per day?

Without search load, 12gb + 12cores, and 900iops, should be able to deliver 200gb+ a day.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

To be honest, not much. 1.5gb. But there are massive blocked queues. Currently it's a 4 core box, more than likely a VM.

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Path Finder

I have seen Heavy Forwarder with 12 Core CPU and 12 GB RAM handling 500 GB/day logs.

But everything depends on how you configure the Splunk Deployment and Server configurations.

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