Getting Data In

add log file to splunk universal forwarder

jszyba
New Member

I'm trying to monitor a log file to a splunk universal forwarder. For example the splunkd.log file. I've tried getting into the inputs.conf file on the machine with the universal forwarder intstalled and adding [monitor://$SPLUNK_HOME\var\log\splunk\splunkd.log]. I can't see the log file on the main reciever. What am I missing here? Please help....

Tags (3)
0 Karma

rkirkw
Path Finder

The splunkd.log is most likely already being sent by the forwarder but you may not be searching the internal indexes by default.

Try this search:
index=_internal source="/opt/splunkforwarder/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log" host=hostname

0 Karma

martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

That file should be monitored automatically, search the _internal index for it.

0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

New Cloud Intrusion Detection System Add-on for Splunk

In July 2022 Splunk released the Cloud IDS add-on which expanded Splunk capabilities in security and data ...

Happy CX Day to our Community Superheroes!

Happy 10th Birthday CX Day!What is CX Day? It’s a global celebration recognizing innovation and success in the ...

Check out This Month’s Brand new Splunk Lantern Articles

Splunk Lantern is a customer success center providing advice from Splunk experts on valuable data insights, ...