Deployment Architecture

Splunk Java SDK, load balancing on indexers when sending events from SDK

somesoni2
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I am creating a java program using SPlunk SDK which takes a string data from a application source and pass it to a specific index in the Splunk Indexer. However, I have 2 Indexers configured for load balancing. I know that if I would have been using forwarders to send data to Splunk Indexer, it would be sent in a load balancing manner.

Will sending data from SDK (where we mention the Splunk host name and port explicitly), we would be able to achieve the same??

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Damien_Dallimor
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No it won't be load balanced unless you programmatically implement the load balancing logic yourself in your code ie: at the very simplest level , instantiate 2 Service objects and round robin over them. Of course, you can also implement more intelligent LB algorithms.

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Damien_Dallimor
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No it won't be load balanced unless you programmatically implement the load balancing logic yourself in your code ie: at the very simplest level , instantiate 2 Service objects and round robin over them. Of course, you can also implement more intelligent LB algorithms.

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somesoni2
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Thanks. This helps.

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