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How do I remove a search head from an Indexer Cluster?

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I have been building an indexer cluster. As part of my testing, I created several search heads and added them to the cluster.
Then I killed some of the search heads.

The search heads still appear on the Cluster Master's dashboard under the "Search Heads" tab. Of course, the search heads I want to remove are listed as "Down"

How do I get rid of these?

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Re: How do I remove a search head from an Indexer Cluster?

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Hi, I have seen this in the past with our deployment and even after bringing down SH they appear in CM. I restarted CM and all SH which were marked down got removed from the list.

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Re: How do I remove a search head from an Indexer Cluster?

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Splunk Employee

This is correct. Once you restart the Cluster Master node, the removed SH / IDX Peers will be removed from the display.

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