Deployment Architecture

to establish connection between Indexer and searchhead

vijaysri
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Hi,
During first time setup how to establish a connection between indexer and search head?
In forwarder we are giving indexer names in outputs.conf so a connection is established between forwarder and indexer. In the same way how to establish a connection between indexer and searchhead?

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DavidHourani
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Hi @vijaysri,

If you want to connect a standalone indexer to your search head you can add it as a search peer as follows :
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.3/DistSearch/Configuredistributedsearch

If you want to connect an indexer cluster to your search head then you should connect your search head to the cluster master as follows :
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.3/Indexer/Enablethesearchhead

Let me know if this helps !

Cheers,
David

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DavidHourani
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Hi @vijaysri,

If you want to connect a standalone indexer to your search head you can add it as a search peer as follows :
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.3/DistSearch/Configuredistributedsearch

If you want to connect an indexer cluster to your search head then you should connect your search head to the cluster master as follows :
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.3/Indexer/Enablethesearchhead

Let me know if this helps !

Cheers,
David

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