I have Windows Event Forwarding Configured and have installed a Universal Forwarder to send events to a Heavy Forward which then sends them on to the Indexers. I only have a basic configuration on the UF but I need to override a couple of fields such as computer name and index etc. I have setup the input.conf, props.conf and transforms.conf as detailed here https://community.splunk.com/t5/Getting-Data-In/how-can-we-split-forwarded-windows-event-logs-by-hos... on the HF but the configuration seems to get ignored.
I have also simplified this to just having the following in the input.conf on the HF but it makes no difference as events still go to the main index.
[WinEventLog://ForwardedEvents] index=winevtlog disabled = 0
Yes, there is, but it's much easier and less fragile to set the index on the UF. IMO, the intermediate HF should be avoided when possible.
Perfect thanks, any idea why the rest of the transform isn't working all my events are shown as coming from the WEC and not their actual devices also the source is ForwardedEvents and I would like that to be the actual log they came from, can this be done from the HF?