Splunk® Enterprise

Add AWS CloudWatch Metrics data: Single instance

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Configure data collection on your Splunk Enterprise instance

To get data from your data source into your Splunk Enterprise instance, configure a receiver and a forwarder. The receiver is your Splunk Enterprise instance. You install the forwarder on your data host to send data to the receiver.

Enable a receiver using Splunk Web

  1. Log into the receiver as an Admin.
  2. Click Settings > Forwarding and receiving.
  3. For Configure receiving, click Add new.
  4. You can use the netstat tool to determine what ports are available on your system. Make sure that Splunk Web or splunkd is not using the port you select.
  5. Specify the TCP port you want to make the receiving port. You can specify any unused port.
  6. Click Save. The Splunk software begins to receive incoming data on the port you specified.
  7. Restart the Splunk software.
Configure accounts for the Splunk Add-on for AWS
Configure CloudWatch inputs for the Splunk add-on for AWS

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 8.0.0

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