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Find HF used in processing data for certain indexes

InderSingh
Loves-to-Learn

Hi,

We need to move certain indexes to a completely different deployment. I need to make an estimate on how many heavy forwarders are currently being used to process data to these indexes.

Your advice will be very helpfull

 

Thanks

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

For a well-configured environment, the answer is "all of them".  HFs aren't specific to a specific index or indexes (at least they shouldn't be).  The endpoint forwarders should be round-robining (is that a verb?) their data across all HFs for good data distribution.

If you're trying to decide how many HFs you need for the new deployment then plan on twice the number of indexers.  The ideal number, however, is zero, meaning endpoints send directly to indexers.  I realize, however, that that is not always feasible.

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