Thank you for your answer.
I had thought of this solution and actually tested it. And it works fine, by monitoring a directory (or file) that doesn't exist and therby not forwarding anything from that particular server.
My issue with this solution however is if two servers would have different logs in the same path. Say server A has logs in C:\Logs\ for application 1 and server B has logs in C:\Logs\ for application 2. This would cause some confusion as to where logs where coming from, wouldn't it? Or would I just have to specify my search further, to something like:
source = "C:\Logs\*" host = "[hostname]"
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I have a list of servers divided into different environments.
I will be installing a Splunk Universal Forwarder on each server and targeting a Splunk Enterprise instance.
I would like to create deployment apps on the enterprise instance, that will configure each environment.
Is it possible to use just one deployment app and thereby one inputs.conf for each environment, where it will monitor a path based on the hostname? e.g. something like:
if($hostname == "a")
elif ($hostname == "b")
Or will I need to create seperate inputs.conf for each individual server? And thereby also having to create a new deployment application for each server?
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