Getting Data In

What port does the forwarder need opened to the indexers?

Im trying to put in firewall requests for my forwarders. I will need them to communicate back to the indexers to send data, but I don't know what port they use. 8089,8000,8080,9997???

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Forwarder to Indexer communication is done over 9997

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Actually 9997 is the default port but you can configure the Forwarder to communicate on any port above 1024.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Forwarder to Indexer communication is done over 9997

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Explorer

I'd like to add that this answer is half correct. The Indexers RECEIVE data on port 9997, but the Universal Forwarder and Heavy Forwarder SEND the data over a random port.

Within the packet structure, the SRC will be the [ForwarderIP]:[random port] and the DSC will be [Indexer IP]:9997

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Champion

I would also open port 8089 from yoru Search Heads or Indexers to UF, HF, or LFs. (Indexer, Search Head, UF, HF, or LF) If you plan on using the CLI. Also this port is required for the (default conf) Deployment Server.

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