Getting Data In
Highlighted

Splunk 5 as VM and using Nimble Storage for shared storage

Path Finder

Hello everyone,

Does anyone use or know anyone using Splunk 5 in this topology: 2 Splunk indexers (clustered & replicated) running as a VMware VM guest and connecting to Nimble Storage CS220G series storage via iSCSI?
Thank you.
S.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Splunk 5 as VM and using Nimble Storage for shared storage

Explorer

Did you end up attempting this? I'm considering the same setup myself, and would be curious as to your experience.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Splunk 5 as VM and using Nimble Storage for shared storage

Path Finder

Almost.
We ended up deploying another Indexer on hardware server, but we'll deploy a search head as a VM with Nimble CS behind it, but again all indexing will be done on a metal local storage box.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Splunk 5 as VM and using Nimble Storage for shared storage

Path Finder

Almost.
We ended up deploying another Indexer on hardware server, but we'll deploy a search head as a VM with Nimble CS behind it, but again all indexing will be done on a metal local storage box.

View solution in original post

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Splunk 5 as VM and using Nimble Storage for shared storage

Explorer

Thanks for your response. Did you attempt running an indexer on the Nimble CS at all and opt for hardware based on your experiences, or just avoid it alltogether?

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Splunk 5 as VM and using Nimble Storage for shared storage

Path Finder

Opted for hardware based on Splunk PS best practices. Bare metal is still the best option for Splunk Indexers.