Splunk® Universal Forwarder

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Known issues

This topic lists known issues that are specific to the universal forwarder. For information on fixed issues, see Fixed issues.

Universal forwarder issues

Date filed Issue number Description
2023-12-19 SPL-248587 Unable to install or upgrade to Splunk Universal Forwarder version 9.1.3

Workaround:
Install UF while passing the following feature flag:

msiexec.exe /i $SPLUNK_MSI_PACKAGE USE_LOCAL_SYSTEM=1

2023-10-31 SPL-246545, SPL-245807 Splunk forwarder crashing on AIX when failed to connect to indexers
2022-08-17 SPL-228646, SPL-228645 Restart is needed when AWS access key pairs rotate (w/o grace period) or other S3 config settings for Ingest Actions become invalid
2022-06-23 SPL-226019 Warning appears in the universal forwarder whenever any spl command is run: Warning: Attempting to revert the SPLUNK_HOME ownership Warning: Executing "chown -R splunk /opt/splunkforwarder". This warning is expected and will not affect functionality.
2022-06-06 SPL-225379 Ownership of files mentioned in manifest file is splunk:splunk instead of root:root after enabling boot start as root user for initd

Workaround:
When changing UF user, manually chown SPLUNK_HOME to the new user, including first time install/upgrade, or manually enable boot-start.
2022-03-23 SPL-221239 System Introspect App fails when universal forwarder is installed at non-admin user
Last modified on 27 February, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Universal Forwarder: 9.1.2


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