Deployment Architecture

Are there any issues with setting up the Distributed Management Console in distributed mode on a test or demo search head?

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We have a testing or demo environment configured as distributed search that contains one search head, multiple indexers, and heavy forwarders. The search head has some saved searches and dashboards. I would like to know is there any concern if we enable the Distributed Management Console (distributed mode) in the search head? Even if the search head is just used for testing or demo purposes?

Thanks.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In a demo network that is fine, but remember when you move to production that DMC is the search head above all search head and it should be separate device the moment you start to have more that 2 sh.

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If distributed mode DMC is enabled in production search head (instead of running on separate device), what is the impact in terms of performance and functionality ? Why cannot have it on production search head ?

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