On my environment I have a Search Head and an Indexer Cluster, only with one Search Peer at the moment, both sharing the same indexes.conf file.
When I perform the collect command on the Search Head, the data is being stored on the Search Head itself instead of being sent to the Search Peer index.
From what I've read so far,it seems I might have to configure the Search Head as a Forwarder by adding the outputs.conf to its local folder. Is this the correct approach or am I missing something?
Thanks in advance.
Yes, your approach is correct and it is best practice to send data from Search head to Indexer. For this configuration you can refer documentation http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.0/DistSearch/Forwardsearchheaddata
I hope this helps.
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Sure it is best practice to send data to undexer layer please look at the docs
Did the required changes and managed to replicate the index content on the Search Peer with no issues.
Cleaned the events on the Search Head and can still access them from the Search Peer so it seems to be working as intended.