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Multisite and Single-Site Environment

Path Finder

Hey everybody,

I am trying to set up a mix of multisite and single-site indexer cluster in an splunk enterprise environment.
I want our Searchhead Cluster to search through the multisite and single-site IDXC.

But after rolling out the SH configuration I get the following error.

The searchhead is unable to update the peer information. Error = 'Master has multisite enabled but it is missing the 'multisite' attribute' for master=xxx

My server.conf for the SH looks like this:

[general]
site=site0

[clustering]
mode = searchhead
master_uri = clustermaster:singlesite1,clustermaster:multisite1

[clustermaster:singlesite1]
multisite=false
master_uri=xxxx
pass4SymmKey=xxxx

[clustermaster:multisite1]
multisite=true
master_uri=xxxx
pass4SymmKey=xxxx
site=site1

After distributing this config the strange thing is, that the Multisite Configuration doesn't appear in the Webinterface on any SH.
If I add the multisite CM manually the error from above is popping up, and I cant search my data.

Second strange behaviour is that, when adding the SearchPeers themselve, without a CM, the data is searchable without any problem. Looks like the config isnt pulled.

Otherwise every conneciton works fine: IDXC-Singlesite -> CM Singlesite, IDXC-Multisite -> CM Multisite, and every instance is connected to a central Monitoring Console.
I read about a similiar problem in a question already asked, but the offered solution didnt help.

Thanks for any help,

Max

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Re: Multisite and Single-Site Environment

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi,

Have a look at this document https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.3/Indexer/Configuremulti-clustersearch, if you are searching across multi-site and single then you need to provide multisite and site attribute under clustermaster stanza. So remove site=site0 from [general] stanza.

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Re: Multisite and Single-Site Environment

Path Finder

already tried this... not working same error 😞

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Re: Multisite and Single-Site Environment

Path Finder

Hey,

finally solved it. The problem was a configuration, made via the webinterface on the search heads. Together with the configuration received from our SH Deployer we ran into the problems i described.

We cleaned up the configuration files and everything is working like a charme.

Thanks for our help!

Max

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