This is interesting. https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/9.0.2/DistSearch/Forwardsearchheaddata Discusses how to forward internal logs from search head cluster members. It appears to recommend using the deployer to propagate the outputs.conf file. The outputs.conf files sits in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local folder which the deployer can not propagate to. Am I reading this wrong? Forward data from search head cluster members You perform the same configuration steps to forward data from search head cluster members to their set of search peers. However, you must ensure that all members use the same outputs.conf file. To do so, do not edit the file on the individual search heads. Instead, use the deployer to propagate the file across the cluster.
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