Deployment Architecture

search head props.conf

Engager

Before we used distributed search, we used to have a stanza like this in props.conf:

[lan]
pulldown_type = true
maxDist = 3
TIME_FORMAT = %b %d %H:%M:%S
MAX_TIMESTAMP_LOOKAHEAD = 32
TRANSFORMS = syslog-host
REPORT-syslog = syslog-extractions
SHOULD_LINEMERGE = False

That doesn't seem to work if we put that on the search head. Do we have to put it on each of the indexers? Is the SHOULD_LINEMERGE statement only active at index time?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The search head does not do any indexing. Hence a props.conf such as this on the search head does nothing.
This needs to be put in all your indexers, (or at least the indexers where you receive events for the "lan" sourcetype)
Should_linemerge is active at index time.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Not exactly. The REPORT-syslog clause will take effect (as will the pulldown_type setting). The others will not. Please see, as usual: http://www.splunk.com/wiki/Where_do_I_configure_my_Splunk_settings%3F