Deployment Architecture

Performance Recommendations for Distributed Deployment

Path Finder

The Splunk Distributed Deployment manual gives a summary of recommended numbers of indexers and search heads at
link text for a number of indexing volume and numbers of search users.

I don't understand the line for 2 to 100 GB/day, which lists one dedicated indexer and no search heads. If there is only a dedicated indexer then surely a separate search head is needed?

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Splunk Employee

You're right, that is confusing. If you're dedicating a box to only indexing, then you will clearly need a separate search head. There is room in that range for a shared box though, depending on the specs and how it will be used.

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