Splunk® Enterprise

Add AWS CloudWatch Metrics data: Distributed deployment with indexer clustering

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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.
  6. Click Save. The Splunk software begins to receive incoming data on the port you specified.
  7. Restart the Splunk software.
Last modified on 14 April, 2020
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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, 7.2.10, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 7.3.6, 7.3.7, 7.3.8, 7.3.9, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8


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