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REST endpoint (or CLI command) for reliable list of ALL clustered indexes

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We are trying to automate the process of adding new indexes to an Indexer Cluster. For this reason, we would like to get a complete list of all currently deployed indexes in the Indexer Cluster (to prevent user's from ordering indexes that already exist).

We are aware of the /cluster/master/indexes Endpoint => https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/SplunkCloud/8.0.0/RESTREF/RESTcluster#cluster.2Fmaster.2Findex..., however, this doesn't seem to return any empty indexes (see https://answers.splunk.com/answers/215818/clustered-indexes-not-showing-up-in-the-index-list.html and also the note here: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Indexer/Howtomonitoracluster#Indexes_tab)

We absolutely need to also see the empty indexes!

We are also aware of the /services/data/indexes Endpoint, but from our perspective it's not visible there where the indexes are located and if they are part of the Indexer Cluster (or, for instance, just defined locally on a Search Head).

Which endpoint (or, if need be, which CLI command) should we use to get all current clustered Indexes?

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Re: REST endpoint (or CLI command) for reliable list of ALL clustered indexes

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have you tried this ?

| rest /services/admin/indexes splunk_server=*

This is not available in the docs for some reason. I discovered this (a while back) when I visited https://myserver:8089/services/admin to see all the available endpoints for admin

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Try https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/RESTREF/RESTintrospect you are likely seeing an alias to the indexes endpoint

There is also indexes extended

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Re: REST endpoint (or CLI command) for reliable list of ALL clustered indexes

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust
 splunk btool indexes list | grep \\[

On an indexer

Or you could pull the stanzas from the config endpoints.

Just remember for "| rest" to work across all servers, it will require port 8089 open to all servers from the searchhead AND the server has to be configured as a search peer. Usually the MC is setup with this in mind.