Universal forwarder prerequisites
See the following Universal Forwarder prerequisites sections:
- Decide if you want to use the Splunk deployment server
- Computer Hardware Prerequisites
- Compatible Operating System
Decide if you want to use the Splunk deployment server
If you want to personalize how data is sent to the indexer, you must edit the universal forwarder's configuration files. The deployment server lets you edit multiple universal forwarders at once by manually editing a single file. See deployment server and forwarder management in the Updating Splunk Enterprise Instances manual.
Computer Hardware Prerequisites
The universal forwarder has the following minimum processing, RAM, and disk space requirements:
|Free Disk Space||5GB|
Compatible Operating Systems
For compatible operating systems, see Supported Operating Systems in the Splunk Enterprise installation manual.
About the universal forwarder
Deploy the universal forwarder
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Universal Forwarder: 8.2.6, 8.2.7, 8.2.8, 8.2.9, 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3