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Single search head and single indexer


I have seen in other threads that this questions has been asked before but I can't seem to find an answer.  I have a single "all in one" instance.  I have built another Splunk server and would like it to be a dedicated search head and leave the original as a dedicated indexer.

Is there a way to set this up without clustering?  Obviously, no cluster is needed with one of each Splunk server role.


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Hi @timsheets13,

you have to see in [Settings -- Distributed Search] and configure the new machine as a Search Head, setting the old machine as a Search peer.

Cluster is another thing non applicable to your architecture.

You can find more infos at



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