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Forwarder management UI shows delete record, what does it do?

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Title. What does delete record do? I have some problems with duplicate instance ID's which I've resolved but after restarting both the DM and the forwarder I still see some issues in the forwarder management UI.

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Re: Forwarder management UI shows delete record, what does it do?

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How did you resolve the duplicate instance IDs? What issues are you seeing in the management UI?
Are all of your UFs using a different GUID?
Perhaps this old, related Answer will be helpful: https://answers.splunk.com/answers/32368/duplicate-guids-for-cloned-forwarders-how-to-correct.html

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Uh, 15 months later? Gotta get that karma

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Re: Forwarder management UI shows delete record, what does it do?

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This question was up-voted today so someone else must be having a similar problem.

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Re: Forwarder management UI shows delete record, what does it do?

Delete Record: This action just temporarily deletes the client's record from the deployment server. The next time the client contacts the deployment server, the record will be regenerated. The action does not affect the client itself in any way.

Copied from: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.2/Updating/Useforwardermanagementtomanageclients#Vi...

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