Configure universal forwarder for Splunk_TA_stream
Send data to _internal index
Splunk Stream automatically configures universal forwarders to send data from
Splunk_TA_stream to your
_internal index over the Wire Data modular input at installation time. No additional universal forwarder configuration is required.
Manage Splunk_TA_stream stats data
Splunk_TA_stream (Stream forwarder) sends operational statistics and log data to
_internal index. Splunk App for Stream uses this data to populate built-in dashboards, including the Stream Estimate dashboard.
There are three event types that
Splunk_TA_stream sends to
streamfwd* event type comes from the stream forwarder's local log file. The forwarder monitors that log file along with other files in the
$SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/ directory. Though it is useful for troubleshooting locally, the data that
streamfwd* contains is the same as the data that
stream:log contains. Therefore, you can safely blacklist the
streamfwd* event type to avoid indexing duplicate data.
For more information, see Include or exclude specific incoming data in the Getting Data In manual.
Modify universal forwarder data limits
By default, the Splunk universal forwarder sends a maximum of 256 Kbps of data to indexers. Depending on your
streamfwd configuration, your deployment might generate more data than this.
To modify or remove the default universal forwarder limit:
2. Modify the
[thruput] stanza. For example:
[thruput] maxKBps = 0
Ingest pcap files
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Stream™: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.1.0, 7.1.1