In my environment we made the Deployment Server as License Master as well. Current Architecture
1 - Search Head
1 - Indexer
1 - Deployment Server
2 - Universal Forwarders
I am planning to implement Master as well for the current architecture. Will my architecture requires Heavy Forwarder?
Addition to the above, If I am implementing HF is there an impact and also like to understand how the deployment pipeline works
as @woodcock said, in general there's no requirement to use an HF in your architecture.
Usually HFs are used as concentrators when you want to reduce the open routes between a segregated network and an external Splunk or when you have to pull logs from Cloud Service Providers.
About the License Master, I usually don't install it on the Deployment Server because, if it has to manage more than 50 clients, it must be on a dedicated Server.
I usually put the License Master on the Master Node or on the Monitoring Console, in your case I'd put it on the Indexer.
Agree. We have data sources(database server) which needs to be parsed for that reason need HF I am planning to introduce a intermediate forwarder in between. Just want to know will it cause an impact.
Pls have a look into my first question.