Splunk® Universal Forwarder

Forwarder Manual

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Universal forwarder prerequisites

See the following Universal Forwarder prerequisites sections:

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:

Processing 1.5Ghz
Free Disk Space 5GB

Compatible Operating Systems

For compatible operating systems, see Supported Operating Systems in the Splunk Enterprise installation manual.

Last modified on 08 June, 2022
Compatibility between forwarders and Splunk Enterprise indexers
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, 8.2.10, 8.2.11, 8.2.12, 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.6, 9.1.0, 9.1.1

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