Splunk® Universal Forwarder

Forwarder Manual

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Install the universal forwarder software

Before you install a universal forwarder, you must get the correct version for your operating system. You can download the universal forwarder for Windows and different versions of *nix.

To find out which operating systems the universal forwarder supports, see the system requirements page in the Installation manual. Then proceed to the universal forwarder download page and download the correct forwarder for your operating system and application.

After you download the forwarder installation package, follow the installation topic that matches your installation requirements most closely. During or immediately after the installation, you also perform configuration. Each installation topic contains one or more use cases that cover specific scenarios from installation through configuration and deployment.

Install the universal forwarder on Windows

You have several options for installing the universal forwarder on Windows. Choose the one that best fits your application.

Install the universal forwarder on *nix

Last modified on 30 March, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Universal Forwarder:, 8.2.4, 8.2.5

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