Does anyone know if the steps in this article:
apply also for installing multiple universal forwarders on linux?
It can. One way is to install one forwarder with a package based manager, and the use the tarballs and just unzip and go.
cp splunkforwarder.tgz /tmp && cd /tmp
tar xvfz splunkforwarder.tgz
mv splunkforwarder/ /opt/splunkforwarder_second_instance
thanks, i'll give it a go