How to Setup A Splunk Forwarder on A Linux VM

Splunk is used for searching, monitoring, and examining machine-generated data through a web-style interface. It is an immense platform used to generate alerts, reports and more from various sources including log files, windows event logs etc. In this video Nick will show you how to install and configure the Splunk forwarder so that you can send Apache (Web Server) log files from a linux vm to your instance of Splunk. Nick will guide you through each step from deploying the forwarder, configuring it, to viewing those logs in the Splunk console. In this demo we use an AWS Linux VM and an on-premise Splunk instance, this configuration is agnostic though.

Prerequisites include: A working Splunk instance Splunk Account (https://www.splunk.com/page/sign_up) Linux VM (either cloud or on premise)