Deployment Architecture

Multi-Site Search Head Clustering

jwalrath1
Explorer

I understand that there are 2 approved architectures for multi site search head clustering. One, where each site has their own independent search head clustering that has search affinity with index clusters, and a second option where there is a search head cluster stretched across the two sites.

For the first option where the search head clusters are independent to each site, I have read that search head clusters are not site-aware. Does this mean that things saved through the search head cluster on site 1 would not replicate to site 2? For example, if I were to create a new dashboard at site 1 on the web UI through the search head cluster, that would not replicate to site 2?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You are correct.  In the first architecture, the two SHCs are independent and unaware of each other.  Independent clusters do not share/replicate KOs  with/to each other.

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jwalrath1
Explorer

Thanks @richgalloway I have a second part to this question. Can I use the manager node to do a deployment to replicate configurations (dashboards and reports) saved on  site A to site B? Could this be done with the SHC deployer if I were to do a deployment on a weekly bases for example?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You are correct.  In the first architecture, the two SHCs are independent and unaware of each other.  Independent clusters do not share/replicate KOs  with/to each other.

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