Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

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View the search head dashboard

This dashboard provides detailed information on the status of the search head in an indexer cluster.

Access the dashboard

To access the dashboard:

1. Click Settings on the upper right side of Splunk Web.

2. In the Distributed Environment group, click Indexer clustering.

You can only view this dashboard on an instance that has been enabled as a cluster search head.

View the dashboard

The dashboard lists the master nodes for all clusters the search head belongs to, along with some information on the status of each cluster.

For more information on the master node and its cluster, click the arrow at the far left of each row.

You can get information on the search head itself by selecting the More Info button on the upper right corner of the dashboard:

  • Name. The search head's serverName, as specified in its $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/server.conf file.

Configure the search head

The dashboard offers several options for acting on the search head or otherwise changing its configuration. See "Configure the search head with the dashboard."

View information on search peers

You can also view information on the search head's search peers (identical, in clustering, to the set of cluster peer nodes) from the search head's Distributed Search page in Splunk Web:

1. On the search head, click Settings in the upper right corner of Splunk Web.

2. In the Distributed environment section, click Distributed search.

3. Click Search peers to view the set of search peers.

Caution: Do not use the Distributed Search page in Splunk Web to change your search head configuration or to add peers. For information on how to configure an indexer cluster search head correctly, see "Search head configuration overview".

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.2.9, 6.2.10, 6.2.11, 6.2.12, 6.2.13, 6.2.14, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.3.13, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.4.10, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.2.0, 7.2.1


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