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Why am I unable to connect my Windows universal forwarder to the Sandbox?

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I would like to experiment with Splunk Cloud but I am having an issue getting any data into my sandbox.

I installed the windows UF on my laptop and told it to forward windows events to my cloud instance (prd-p-mycloud.cloud.splunk.com:9997). I then downloaded and installed the credentials from the UF App in Splunk Cloud.

All the documentation I have been able to find indicates that is all I need to do. But for some reason in my splunkd log file I am getting the WARN TcpOutputProc - Cooked connection to ip=x.x.x.x:9997 timed out error.

When I run a netstat, I get an ESTABLISHED connection to port 9997 with Splunk Cloud. I even went so far as to turn off my Windows firewall and still nothing.

Any thoughts or docs that I may have missed to set this up?

Thanks!

Mike

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Re: Why am I unable to connect my Windows universal forwarder to the Sandbox?

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Hi @lehrfeld

Here's a previous Answers post covering the process for setting up a forwarder for the Sandbox that might be helpful. There is a note specifically for Windows forwarders at the very bottom of the answer. Not sure if that's part of the issue you're experiencing, but worth checking out. http://answers.splunk.com/answers/214420/how-do-i-setup-a-splunk-cloud-trial-sandbox-forwar.html

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