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how can i use splunk locally in windows for analyzing logs which is available on Linux servers ?

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till now we have been using putty tool to analyze logs locally in windows , but it is very tedious process to check all logs for every exception and it takes all day due continues generation of logs , now we find splunk and check once by using log files (csv) which we have copied from linux server, results are very satisfying . but now the problem is , we are not able to figure out how to configure splunk . so that it takes logs on real time without any human interpretation , and generate alert/ report/ dashboards , any help/suggestion would be appreciated and we are really looking forward to use splunk as our solely solution for log monitoring.

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Re: how can i use splunk locally in windows for analyzing logs which is available on Linux servers ?

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Hi laxmikants,

best practice is to use an universal forwarder on the source server which produces the logs and forward them into your Splunk server.
Start at the docs http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/SearchTutorial/AboutgettingdataintoSplunk and work it through - Part 7 is about creating dashboards.

hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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Re: how can i use splunk locally in windows for analyzing logs which is available on Linux servers ?

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you can use universal forwarder and send files data to splunk indexer

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.1.4/Forwarding/Setupforwardingandreceiving