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Does Splunk recommend not to use a load balancer between a forwarder and indexer?

AzmathShaik
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Hello

i was trying to implement a load balancer in between a forwarder and indexer. but i somehow remember that Splunk doesn't recommend this option. is there any statement provided in documentation?

if any one points to that would be really helpful.

Thanks

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somesoni2
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See the note at the end of para 1 here.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Forwarder/6.5.2/Forwarder/Configureloadbalancing

Note: You should not use an external load balancer to implement load balancing between forwarders and receivers. This practice does not generate the results you would expect. Use the load balancing capability that comes with the forwarder.

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somesoni2
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See the note at the end of para 1 here.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Forwarder/6.5.2/Forwarder/Configureloadbalancing

Note: You should not use an external load balancer to implement load balancing between forwarders and receivers. This practice does not generate the results you would expect. Use the load balancing capability that comes with the forwarder.

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bhavikbhalodia
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Can you please explain what does below sentence represent?
This practice does not generate the results you would expect.

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AzmathShaik
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Thanks it really helped me. i missed the note when i was referring the this document.

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