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splunkforwarder issue solaris 10


I installed splunkforwarder for Sparc without any errors and started the daemon. When I try top connect with in browser (http://hostname:8089 or http://hostname:8000) I get "Page can not be displayed"

Instalation and app start-ul look OK:

Splunk> Take the sh out of IT.

Checking prerequisites...
        Checking mgmt port [8089]: open
        Checking conf files for typos...
All preliminary checks passed.

Starting splunk server daemon (splunkd)...
[:root:/opt/splunkforwarder/bin]50 pkginfo -l splunkforwarder
   PKGINST:  splunkforwarder
      NAME:  Splunk Agent
  CATEGORY:  application
      ARCH:  sparc
   VERSION:  4.3.1
   BASEDIR:  /opt
    VENDOR:  Splunk Inc.
      DESC:  Splunk is the search engine for Operational Intelligence.
    PSTAMP:  epm20120302050241
  INSTDATE:  Apr 13 2012 03:39
    STATUS:  completely installed
     FILES:      236 installed pathnames
                  48 directories
                  56 executables
              113542 blocks used (approx)

Any idea ?

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Ultra Champion

The Splunk Universal Forwarder is an lightweight agent that does not have a user-friendly GUI running on (default) port 8000. Simple as that.

What it does have is REST manangement interface running on https://your_ip:8089. However you will need to authenticate with your splunk user credentials (yes forwarders can have users too). But the default admin/changeme credentials are blocked from connecting to a forwarder remotely. You can reconfigure your forwarder to accept the default credentials, but it is probably safer to just change the admin password, right?

Hope this helps,


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Path Finder

The forwarder doesn't have a webserver for you to connect to.


I was afraid of that. Thank you for taking the time to confirm.

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New Member

Ummmmm....same problem here, but, maybe a little more info as to why? Install directions were followed, but, no port 8000 was set up and nowhere during the install was there anywhere to input that. Sooooo....any suggestions????

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