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Forwarder Health

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Admins: Please read about Splunk Enterprise 8.0 and the Python 2.7 end-of-life changes and impact on apps and upgradeshere.
The Forwarder Health app provides the Splunk admin a view into issues relating to the health of their universal and heavy forwarders.

There are a few great apps on Splunkbase designed to give admins a view into the state and health of their search heads and indexers (ie SoS, fire brigade, etc) but there really isn't anything to address the forwarders. The simple but effective method chosen and highlighted within the context of this app is to compare the volume of internal events from any particular forwarder to the average. If the volume is over the average it might be worth looking at, if the volume is dramatically over the average it is definitely worth looking at.

Additional views include looking at field descriptor and throughput limits being hit, duplicate GUIDs, and the version distribution and log volumes being generated by your agents.

Very little to do once you install this app. There are a few macros related to the naming convention of your search heads and indexers that you should update. Additional documentation is located within the app and at the top of individual dashboards.

Splunk 6.x is required due to the use of a few 6x simple xml capabilities.

Release Notes

Version 1.2
Aug. 26, 2014

* Tweaked the forwarder throughput limit query to include sourcetype=splunkd. Otherwise it was picking up the search string in the remote searches log =).

Version 1.1
Aug. 25, 2014

* Changed name from Agent Health to Forwarder Health. Updated dashboards to reflect change
* Removed extraneous dashboard
* Updated default.meta so that only users with admin or power roles should see the app

Version 1.0
Aug. 25, 2014


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