This topic lists known issues that are specific to the universal forwarder. For information on fixed issues, see Fixed issues.
|Date filed||Issue number||Description|
|2019-11-25||SPL-171961||Unpatched universal forwarders that process structured data, process data locally, or encounter unknown file types with a monitor input experience problems with timestamp extraction beginning on January 1, 2020. See Timestamp recognition of dates with two-digit years fails beginning January 1, 2020 for information and solutions.|
|2018-04-10||SPL-153251||Universal Forwarder txz package cannot be installed on FreeBSD 11.1|
1. Use pkg install instead of pkg add
2. Install package by untarring tgz file to /opt/splunkforwarder
|2015-04-14||SPL-99687, SPL-129637||Splunk universal forwarder is 7-10 days behind recent Windows Security and system log events.|
To mitigate this, edit the following stanza in inputs.conf: [WinEventLog://Security] evt_resolve_ad_obj = 0.
|2015-04-07||SPL-99316||Universal Forwarders stop sending data repeatedly throughout the day|
In limits.conf, try changing file_tracking_db_threshold_mb in the [inputproc] stanza to a lower value.
|2014-08-05||SPL-88396||After configuring a client name for a deployment client, the name is not shown in the Forwarder Management UI|
Create a server class, where you can see the client name, and use that group when you add data.
|2013-09-18||SPL-74427, SPL-74448||The Splunk universal forwarder installer for Solaris 10 does not add the splunk user when you attempt to install it using the pkgadd command. This results in the script generating lots of errors.|
To work around this issue, create a splunk user on your system before attempting to run the installer.
Troubleshoot the universal forwarder with Splunk Enterprise
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Universal Forwarder: 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9