A receiving indexer is a Splunk Enterprise instance that is set up as an Indexer to receive logs from other Splunk instances (Splunk Universal Forwarder / Heavy Forwarder / Splunk Enterprise)
A Splunk Universal Forwarder only has the essential components to forward data to other Splunk platform instances (Splunk Heavy Forwarder / Splunk Enterprise)
Are you installing a Splunk Universal Forwarder at home or at work?
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I see you are installing the Splunk Universal Forwarder at home. I also see that you are having trouble with your most recent reply that you are not seeing any data in the "Data Summary" in the Search and Reporting app.
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127.0. 0.1 is the loopback Internet protocol (IP) address also referred to as the localhost. The address is used to establish an IP connection to the same machine or computer being used by the user.
This is not your windows ip.
Refer to this blog to check your windoes Ip.
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