Universal Forwarders provide reliable, secure data collection from remote sources and forward that data into Splunk software for indexing and consolidation. They can scale to tens of thousands of remote systems, collecting terabytes of data.
You can use it with your Splunk Cloud or Splunk Enterprise deployment.
Splunk Universal Forwarder collects data from a data source or another forwarder and sends it to a forwarder or a Splunk deployment.
Thousands of universal forwarders can be installed with little impact on network and host performance.
It’s available for installation on diverse computing platforms and architectures.
All Splunk releases are cumulative with fixes. Be sure to read the Release Notes for the release to ensure that you will not encounter any problems.
If you require a version that is not listed please contact Splunk Support.
Other older Splunk product releases can be found here.