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Monitor data on a heavy forwarder for Splunk Cloud

You can use the Monitor data page to monitor files and network ports on the host that runs the heavy forwarder.

The Monitor page

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When you access the Monitor page, choose the type of data that you want the forwarder to monitor. Default inputs are listed first, followed by forwarded inputs, and then any modular inputs that are installed on the instance.

Some data sources are available only on certain operating systems. For example, Windows data sources only available on hosts that run Windows.

Add a data input

  1. Select a source from the left pane by clicking it once. The page updates based on the source you selected. For example, if you select "Files & Directories", the page updates with a field to enter a file or directory name and specify how Splunk software should monitor the file or directory. If you cannot see the source you want to add, verify that you have the correct permissions.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the selection of the source object that you want to monitor.
  3. Click Next to proceed to the next step in the Add data process.

Next Steps

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 7.1.3, 7.1.6, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 8.0.0


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