Deployment Architecture

How to move the SHC - deployer to another host?

Glasses2
Explorer

Hi, 

Unfortunately I inherited a Splunk deployment where the previous admin co-located multiple roles to one Splunk host.   The admin put Deployment Server, SHC Deployer, and Monitoring Console roles all on a single box (on prem).  In order to update the Deployment Server, Support told me I need to first remove the MC and Deployer roles.   I can move the MC no problem, but moving the SHC Deployer is causing some concern.   The deployer is set to the standard "merge_to_default" but I not sure how to copy over the files to the new deployer.  I know I need to make sure all the apps on the current get moved over, but what about the local settings created by the user?  

 Support says having DS and Deployer roles on same box is not supported, which I agree, but I am not getting any guidance from them.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. 

 

Thank you

 

 

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Any local settings by users should be on the SHC member nodes rather than the Deployer and so would not be a factor in moving the Deployer.  It should be a matter of copying $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/shcluster to the new server.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Any local settings by users should be on the SHC member nodes rather than the Deployer and so would not be a factor in moving the Deployer.  It should be a matter of copying $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/shcluster to the new server.

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If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.

Glasses2
Explorer

@richgalloway 

Thanks for the reply, that was my concern, I didn't want to lose or mess up the local settings...

So from what you said, there is not any real concern of losing or overwriting anything locally set on the SHC members...

IF you have any other advice or docs you can point me to regarding this endeavor, greatly appreciated!

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