Here is my environment
Cluster Master, License Master, Deployment Server (on one Splunk instance)
Cluster of 3 indexes
Separate Search Head
Noticed when I checked the Forwarder Manager in my deployment server my clients had not phoned home in 8 hours. Then I ran
index = _internal httppubsubconnection "uri=/services/broker/phonehome"
to see if there were any errors phoning home but to my surprise everything was good. In Forwarder Management I also deleted a record and it came right back which also confirmed a successful phone home but it said 8 hours ago. Ran other searches and the event time and log times are good. Then I noticed in my search history that the previous search I conducted was done 8 hours ago even though I just ran them. Played with time zone in user preference but nothing. Any suggestions on why everything in Splunk is 8 hours behind when it comes to phoning home and when a search was conducted.