Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

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Prepare the peers for index replication

After you enable the peers, you might need to perform further configuration to prepare them for index replication. Of key importance, you must ensure that the peers are using a common set of indexes. You might also have other configurations or apps that you need to distribute to all the peers.

If you use only the default set of indexes, you can start replicating data right away. However, if you need to send data to additional indexes (including indexes defined by an app), you must first perform additional configuration.

For information on how to configure indexes across cluster peers, read "Configure the peer indexes".

For information on how to configure apps across peers, as well as other peer configuration issues, read "Configure the peers".

Best practice: Forward master node data to the indexer layer
Use forwarders to get your data

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 5.0.2, 5.0.3, 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7, 5.0.8, 5.0.9, 5.0.10, 5.0.11, 5.0.12, 5.0.13, 5.0.14, 5.0.15, 5.0.16, 5.0.17, 5.0.18

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