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Is it possible and/or advisable to host an external lookup file on a Windows share to be used by multiple search heads?

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Hi!

Is it possible and/or advisable to host a lookup file on a Windows share?
We are considering putting it on a central location to be used by multiple search heads.

If possible, is the file read and committed to memory so each lookup does not have to go over the network?

Kind regards,
Patrik

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Re: Is it possible and/or advisable to host an external lookup file on a Windows share to be used by multiple search heads?

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I can't answer your question specifically, but you might want to have a look at the distributed deployment options available in splunk.

Have a look at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.2/Deploy/Distributedoverview

A search head cluster or deployment server may be a better way of managing lookup files for you.

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Re: Is it possible and/or advisable to host an external lookup file on a Windows share to be used by multiple search heads?

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Take a look at this: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.2/Knowledge/Configureexternallookups

With regards to the memory usage, take a look at the maxmemtablebytes parameter: https://answers.splunk.com/topics/max_memtable_bytes.html