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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....

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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

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

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

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