Deployment Architecture

Can I add a Linux indexer as a search peer to a Windows search head?



I have customers running Splunk on Windows on Nutanix. I'd like to take advantage of Smart Store, which requires a Linux indexer. Can I add a Linux indexer as a search peer to a Windows search head? Is this a supported configuration?

This would probably be a short term solution while the environment is migrated from Windows to Linux over several months. The Windows indexer would be kept online until the old data aged out, rather than doing a data migration.



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Hi @jeremyhagand61,

I saw only demo, test or little production Splunk installation running on Windows never large proeduction Splunk infrastructure!

Anyway, if your custome prefers Windows, you have to adapt yourself to this!

It isn't a great problem to have different Operative systems between SH and IDX, you have to use the same OS for machines with the same role.



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