Deployment Architecture

I screwed up my search head cluster. How can I remove the nodes and re-establish the SH cluster again?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I have 3 search head cluster nodes in my test env. I won't go into details on how I broke the SH cluster. I would like to know how to reinitialize the nodes and re-establishing the SH cluster again. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can perform following steps to re-initialize the Search head Cluster.

1) Stop the Splunk Service for all Search Head Cluster Nodes.
2) Clear _raft folder from each SH Cluster ($SPLUNK_HOME/ var/run/splunk/_raft)
3) Start Splunk Service
4) Re-Initialize the Search Head Cluster Member using command below. Command provided in Splunk Documentation
5) Bootstrap SH Cluster Members - Command provided in Splunk Documentation


It would be better if we knew why you think you broke it. perhaps.

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