I am new to Splunk. I have installed Splunk ES 6.2.3 as an Indexer on a Windows 2008 R2 server. As an initial test, I installed the application and Forwarder App on another Windows 2008 server (which happens to be a Domain Controller). This seems to work fine as I am able to run searches and reports on the events from the remote server. So far so good ...
We have previously deployed Kiwi Syslog Server ver. 9.4.2. This is already collecting events and alerts from all of our network devices and servers. Ideally, I would like to send the data from Kiwi Syslog into Splunk (rather than have every single device forward log information to the Splunk Indexer directly). Now, I installed the Splunk ES on the same Windows 2008 server that is running Kiwi Syslog. Now, if Kiwi Syslog had been on a different server, I guess I would simply set up a Forwarder there. But how do I get the syslog information into Splunk if it resides on the same server? This may seem like a strange question, but remember I'm a newbie 🙂
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.
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