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DB Connect in distributed environment

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We have 3 indexers and 2 search heads and a deployment server. What are the best practices for installing DB connect in this environment. I did not see anything about distributed environment in DB Connect installation guide.

I would like to install DB Connect and use access oracle database for indexing as well as look up.

Do I need to install DB connect on all the boxes or just search heads?

Thanks,

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There's some information in the docs: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/DBX/latest/DeployDBX/Otherdeploymentconsiderations

For your specific environment, I'd recommend installing DB Connect on the search heads for Lookup, as well as a separate instance for indexing. The second one should preferably be a heavy forwarder (universal forwarder is not supported), but you can also install it on an indexer.