Monitoring Splunk Forwarder Client versions using Nagios

In today’s article about Splunk monitoring we want to monitor the version of the Splunk components which are connecting to Forwarder Management. The former name of Forwarder Management was Deployment Server – which I personally prefer more as it not only configures and manages your Forwarders, but all Splunk components including Indexers and Search Heads. Read more →

Monitoring Splunk Forwarder Management Clients using Nagios

There are a few things you want to monitor in a production Splunk environment. I’m planning to release a few articles about basic Splunk monitoring. I’m checking our environment using Nagios, but the scripts should also work without any major adjustments for other monitoring solutions like Microsoft SCOM, Zappix or Openview as they all work in the same way.

If you use Forwarder Management (also known as Deployment Server) to configure your infrastructure, you really want to make sure your Clients/Forwarders are up-and-running. In the Splunk Webpage you have a page for this within Settings->Forwarder Management: Read more →