Deployment Architecture

How do I resolve a "peer has status="Down"" message when trying to add a new search head?

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Unable to distribute to peer named ROPHAR001A at uri=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8089 using the uri-scheme=https because peer has status="Down".

I am getting this message on a new search head that I want to add to my system. The original search head does not have this same message. The distsearch.conf has the same information for the indexers.

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Your new search head is having trouble connecting to the peer, so it assumes that the peer is down. Is it possible that the new search head is blocked by a firewall from reaching the indexer? You could also try removing the peer and re-adding it manually.

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