light forwarder

light forwarder


A version of a forwarder, a Splunk Enterprise instance that forwards data to another Splunk Enterprise instance or to a third-party system.

A light forwarder has less of an impact on system resources because it does not have as much functionality as a heavy forwarder. You can configure a Splunk Enterprise instance as a light forwarder through the CLI or through Splunk Web.

The light forwarder has been deprecated in Splunk Enterprise version 6.0.

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