Deployment Architecture

Splunk 5 Clustering: Indexes not seen In clustering dashboard on the master node

dshakespeare_sp
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

When looking at the clustering dashboard on the master node, only see the default indexes are listed in the index details: (summary, _audit and _internal). Customer created indexes are not visible.

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dshakespeare_sp
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The problem was caused by the fact that repfactor attribute was not set to "auto" for the newly added indexes in the peers indexes.conf.

repFactor=auto is set automatically for the default indexes when you enable clustering, but new indexes that you wish to replicate have to be configured manually.

See http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0/Indexer/Configurethepeerindexes for full information

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VSIRIS
Path Finder

That was the exact setting that I missed, after that rep_factor setting now I see all indexes.

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davidpaper
Contributor

Also - customer created indexes don't show up in the clustering dashboard until there is an event in them! This confounded me for hours one day until I decided to send some data to the index, and lo and behold, as soon as there was a hot bucket for the index on one of my indexers, it immediately shows up in the clustering dashboard.

Lucas_K
Motivator

Probably just to do with how the dashboard searches are created. The only way around it is to have a savedsearch csv populating lookup which is then called in the dashboard. This way you can show empty indexes.

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dshakespeare_sp
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The problem was caused by the fact that repfactor attribute was not set to "auto" for the newly added indexes in the peers indexes.conf.

repFactor=auto is set automatically for the default indexes when you enable clustering, but new indexes that you wish to replicate have to be configured manually.

See http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0/Indexer/Configurethepeerindexes for full information

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