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I added a third Index to my Cluster Master How do I tell my forwarders to send data to the new index

ajromero
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I added a third Index to my Cluster Master How do I tell my forwarders to send data to the new index or how my forwarders know about the new index

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isoutamo
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi

there are two way to do it

  1. manually in outputs.conf 
  2. using indexer discovery with CM

and of course combination of those.

In most cases indexer discovery is the easiest way to manage this especially if you add and remove indexers or those ip/names change regularly. Here is instructions how to configure it https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.6/Indexer/indexerdiscovery 

If you are using manual method then just add the new one to same stanza in outputs.conf than old ones are. Based on your environment this can do with DS, other automation tool or manually.

r. Ismo

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isoutamo
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi

there are two way to do it

  1. manually in outputs.conf 
  2. using indexer discovery with CM

and of course combination of those.

In most cases indexer discovery is the easiest way to manage this especially if you add and remove indexers or those ip/names change regularly. Here is instructions how to configure it https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.6/Indexer/indexerdiscovery 

If you are using manual method then just add the new one to same stanza in outputs.conf than old ones are. Based on your environment this can do with DS, other automation tool or manually.

r. Ismo

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