Deployment Architecture

Replacing an indexer in forwarder's outputs.conf using a deployment server

frednuffer
Explorer

Can I remove an indexer from deployed forwarders' outputs.conf using the deployment server?

Labels (1)
Tags (1)
0 Karma

isoutamo
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

When/if you are using separate TA for those config it’s easy task. Just update outputs.conf in DS and in next round it has changed. If you have output.conf under system/local it is also doable with some tricks. You should found instructions by googling. But anyhow I strongly propose that you should always use a separate app/TA for these configurations.

r. Ismo

richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If the outputs.conf file is part of an app and NOT in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local then, yes, the DS can update that app with a new outputs.conf that is missing the removed indexer.

If the forwarder's outputs.conf file IS in etc/system/local then all is not lost.  The DS can push the same app as above, but must also deliver a scripted input that deletes $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/outputs.conf.  Make sure the settings in the deleted outputs.conf file are replaced by settings in outputs.conf files delivered in one or more apps.

---
If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Webinar Recap | Revolutionizing IT Operations: The Transformative Power of AI and ML ...

The Transformative Power of AI and ML in Enhancing Observability   In the realm of IT operations, the ...

.conf24 | Registration Open!

Hello, hello! I come bearing good news: Registration for .conf24 is now open!   conf is Splunk’s rad annual ...

ICYMI - Check out the latest releases of Splunk Edge Processor

Splunk is pleased to announce the latest enhancements to Splunk Edge Processor.  HEC Receiver authorization ...