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Why are universal forwarders reporting error "Metric with the name thruput:thruput already registered"?

Explorer

Hi there,

By examining the _internal logs I found the following, Metric Error:

ERROR Metrics - Metric with name thruput:thruput already registered

It is reported by Universal Forwarders of several Clients spread over the entire day (with peaks in the morning hours - so I suppose that it's related to the client's start-up)

The interesting thing is, that all of these clients are still reporting events to the Indexers...

Questions:
Why does this happen?
And how can I avoid this?

thx

New Member

Hello i have this issue on each restart of UF 7.0.8, is there some updates?
Thanks

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This is a known Universal Forwarder issue (SPL-103209) effecting 6.3 and above. Currently there is no patch but the error is benign and can be ignored.

Communicator

Although we see events from the forwarder but we see this error. Any idea what this error means?

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Communicator

We are also experiencing this on our universal forwarders.

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

do you get this error on both windows and linux forwarders or windows only?

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Explorer

Since I created this thread I've seen this error on different UF versions (6.3.x, 6.4.x and our most recent UF version 6.5.3) as well as on different OS (windows, linux, macOS).

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Communicator

I get it on both but far more windows than linux. Also not all forwarders are experiencing this error despite running the same 6.5.3 version of Splunk.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Sorry for bringing up this old thread but are there any news about this? We ran into the same issue on our UF (version 6.5.0).