Losing access to GUI & splunk not starting when index clustering is enabled on manager.


Whenever I enable index clustering on what is to be my splunk manager, I go to restart it and it never comes back on.  Disabling index clustering through the cli returns access to the gui and allows splunk to start like normal.  Journalctl returns the following (after trying to start splunk with "systemctl start splunk")...
> splunk[9423]: Waiting for web server at to be available.........

> splunk[9423]: WARNING: web interface does not seem to be available!

> systemd[1]: splunk.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1

> systemd[1]: Failed to start Splunk Enterprise


Trying to start splunk from the binary returns the following...

> Checking http port [8000]: not available

> ERROR: http port [8000] - no permision to use address/port combination.  Splunk needs to use this port.


I've reinstalled splunk and rebuilt the VM that splunk is sitting on and neither of these have worked.

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When you enable indexer clustering on the cluster manager what does the /opt/splunk/etc/system/local/server.conf file look like (don't post it ... there is sensitive stuff there)? Is anything getting port 8000 assigned to it?

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