Question: How to configure Distributed Search Groups - distsearch.conf - on a Search head that run searches across both on clustered indexers and non-cluster indexers?
The documentation on "Configure distributed search groups" 1 explains on how to define distributed search groups using distsearch.conf on the Search Head but only for the use case of non-clustered peers/indexers.
However, the documentation mentions the following:
These are some examples of indexer cluster deployments where distributed search groups might be of value:
Search heads that run searches across both an indexer cluster and standalone indexers. You might want to put the standalone indexers into their own group.
We already use this distributed search group feature for non-clustered indexers. However, we haven't been successful in enabling this feature to work for non-clustered and clustered indexers (without using DMC).
i might be mistaken, but i dont think you can do it in an indexer cluster configuration, as the peers and the groups are being inherited from the cluster master, when you connect the search head to it.
as of the example in docs, my understanding is that the clustered indexer are one group and the other indexers are distributed...
would like to learn if there is a way to do it.