I have a splunk 6.0.1 installed in my system.
Can i set my mechine as forwarder and receiver.
I need to read vales from DB and forward to same mechine.
Can anybody show tutorials to this.
Also it will be helpful if you can tell me how to set up universal forwarder.
If you just want to query a DB and forward it to your local Splunk Server, then there is no need to install and setup an universal forwarder in this use case.
Follow the docs on how to Setup DB connect in your local Splunk Server UI and you can use the dbquery search command to get results from the DB directly into your local Splunk Server.
Usually an universal forwarder is installed on remote servers to get data into Splunk.
Hope this helps ...
I did DB connect in local.
Can you please provide tutorials for configuring universal forwarder.
For testing purpose is it possible to use splunk and universal forwarder in same machine.
sure you can do this, here is some intro about the universal forwarder http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.0.1/Forwarding/Introducingtheuniversalforwarder also read http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.0.1/Forwarding/Aboutforwardingandreceivingdata and last but not least don't forget to enable receiving on the indexer http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.0.1/Forwarding/Enableareceiver
hope this helps...
according to the docs DB connect should be setup on the search head (the web interface where you do the searches) http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/DBX/latest/DeployDBX/Otherdeploymentconsiderations . nothing mentioned about setup on universal forwarder though......