Splunk® Universal Forwarder

Forwarder Manual

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Deploy the universal forwarder

  1. Make sure you have the necessary Universal Forwarder prerequisites.
  2. Install the Universal Forwarder:
  3. To send data to Splunk Enterprise, enable a Splunk Enterprise indexer receiver. See Enable a receiver.
  4. To send data to Splunk Cloud, see Install and configure the Splunk Cloud Platform universal forwarder credentials package. This gives you permissions to use the Splunk Cloud indexer.
  5. Optionally Configure the universal forwarder using configuration files to further modify how data is sent to the indexer.
  6. Start or restart the universal forwarder. See Start or stop the universal forwarder.
Last modified on 31 May, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Universal Forwarder: 8.2.6, 9.0.0


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