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How to reconstitute serverclass.conf

Explorer

I've been using the UI to manage serverclasses for my universal forwarders. Somehow, I've managed to get the serverclass.conf split across ...splunk/etc/apps/search/local and .../splunk/etc/system/local/

I don't know how I accomplished that but I want to merge them. It seems easy to do. Stop the splunk service, merge the two files in one location, start the splunk service. What am I missing? Thank you for your consideration!

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Re: How to reconstitute serverclass.conf

Ultra Champion

You are not missing much ; -)

The Splunk community does seem to agree that a solid, extremely large serverclass.conf is the right design choice, even though the UI stirs you to the app based serverclass.confs.

We ended up speaking about it recently at Do big implementations break down the serverclass.conf into multiple files?

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Re: How to reconstitute serverclass.conf

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Could you use btool to list what you have?

/opt/splunk/bin/splunk btool serverclass list

And if you want to see where each is coming from

/opt/splunk/bin/splunk btool serverclass list --debug

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Re: How to reconstitute serverclass.conf

Esteemed Legend

Use btool and it is SUPER DUPER easy:

/opt/splunk/bin/splunk severclass list > /tmp/serverclass.conf

You can also examine serverclass.xml which should also have everything in one place; I think it is here:

/opt/splunk*/var/run/serverclass.xml 
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Re: How to reconstitute serverclass.conf

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Just a slight modification to it:

$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk btool serverclass list --debug | grep -v 'system/default' > /tmp/serverclass.conf

Do don't want to keep all the default settings in your config 😉

cheers, MuS

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Re: How to reconstitute serverclass.conf

Esteemed Legend

YES, too true!

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Re: How to reconstitute serverclass.conf

Explorer

Lot's of great answers! Thanks everyone! It's just that, with Splunk, I've been caught with my pants down doing something "simple" that resulted in a temporary, and embarrassing, loss of functionality.

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