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How to add an index to a search head and keep it separate from other search heads?

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Hello,

I have a search head that communicates with 3 non-clustered indexers ( autolb distribution of data). Indexed data is distributed evenly across all three indexers.

Now I need to add a remote indexer to the search head but I don't want to add it to the other indexers group. It needs to be separate because the remote indexer is managed by someone else. However I need it to communicate to my search head so I can monitor the data contained in that remote indexer.

How would I set this up?

Thank you

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Re: How to add an index to a search head and keep it separate from other search heads?

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I assume, you want your search head to 'search' the data/logs in the newly added indexer. If so, you can add that just like the other indexers via dist search

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.4/DistSearch/Configuredistributedsearch

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.4/Admin/Distsearchconf

On the forwarder level, where you define tcpout group, you can decide what logs/data needs to go to new indexer or the old indexers [ 3 non-clustered one].

Do you see any issues with this approach?

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Re: How to add an index to a search head and keep it separate from other search heads?

Builder

Thank you, I guess in my environment I just need to add the indexer as a "search peer" just wanted to make sure that something was not accidentally created where the remote indexer was auto added/joined to the others in an autolb fashion. But it does not.

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