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ERROR: The kvstore port [foo] is already bound. Splunk needs to use this port.

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi,

Rather than seeing a mgmt port bound error, I am seeing kvstore port is already bound. I ran ps -aux | grep <port> and noticed a mongod process taking up the port. Does mongod correspond to Splunk's KV store? Just trying to see if there is any connection between the two before killing the process ID and restarting the indexer. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes, KVStore's engine is tight related to mongodb process built in Splunk package. The port number must be set in [kvstore] stanza in server.conf. If you are not running any Splunk instances and the port is taken by a mongo process, most likely you are safe to kill the process.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes, KVStore's engine is tight related to mongodb process built in Splunk package. The port number must be set in [kvstore] stanza in server.conf. If you are not running any Splunk instances and the port is taken by a mongo process, most likely you are safe to kill the process.

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