Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

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View the cluster peer dashboard

The peer dashboard provides detailed information on the status of a single peer node.

For a single view with information on all the peers in a cluster, use the master node dashboard instead, as described in "View the master dashboard".

Access the peer dashboard

To view the peer dashboard:

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

2. In the Distributed Environment group, click Clustering.

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

View the dashboard

Here is how the dashboard looks:

Peer dashboard 6.1.png

The dashboard provides information on the peer's status:

  • Name. The peer's serverName, as specified in its $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/server.conf file.
  • Replication port. The port on which the peer receives replicated data from other peers.
  • Master location. The master node's IP address and port number.
  • Base Generation ID. The peer's base generation ID, which is equivalent to the cluster's generation ID at the moment that the peer last joined the cluster. This ID will be less or equal to the cluster's current generation ID. So, if a peer joined the cluster at generation 1 and has stayed in the cluster ever since, its base generation ID remains 1, even though the cluster might have incremented its current generation ID to, say, 5.

Configure the peer

The Edit button at the top right of the peer dashboard offers several options for changing the configuration of the peer. See "Configure peer nodes with the dashboard."

Note: The Edit button is disabled for multisite clusters.

Last modified on 08 October, 2014
View the cluster master dashboard
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, 6.1.8, 6.1.9, 6.1.10, 6.1.11, 6.1.12, 6.1.13, 6.1.14

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