Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

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Remove a peer from the master's list

After a peer goes down, it remains on the master's list of peer nodes. The main effect is that it continues to appear on the master dashboard, although its status changes to "Down" or "GracefulShutdown", depending on how it went down.

You can use the splunk remove cluster-peers command to remove peers from the list:

splunk remove cluster-peers -peers <guid>,<guid>,<guid>,...

Note the following:

  • All peers removed must be in the "Down" or "GracefulShutdown" state.
  • You specify the peers with a comma-separated list of GUIDs, one per peer.
  • The GUIDs can be specified with or without hyphens. For example: 4EB4D230-CB8B-4DEB-AD68-CF9209A6868A and 4EB4D230CB8B4DEBAD68CF9209A6868A are both valid.
  • If any GUID on the list is invalid, because one of the GUIDs does not correlate to a downed peer, the master aborts the entire operation.
  • You can obtain peer GUIDs by running the command splunk list cluster-peers on the master.

You can also remove the peer from the master's list by restarting the master.

For information on the master dashboard's list of peers, see View the master dashboard.

Last modified on 15 September, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 7.0.9, 7.0.10, 7.0.11, 7.0.13, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.1.10, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 7.3.6, 7.3.7, 7.3.8, 7.3.9, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9, 8.0.10

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