Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

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Configure peer nodes with the dashboard

You can edit the configuration of an existing peer node through its 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.

3. Select the Edit button on the upper right side of the dashboard.

The Edit button provides a number of options that affect the configuration.

Note: The Edit button is disabled for multisite clusters.

For information on using this dashboard to enable a peer node initially, see Enable the peer nodes.

For information on using this dashboard to view cluster status, see View the peer dashboard.

Change cluster configuration

To change the configuration for this peer node, select the Configuration option:

  • To change the master, edit the Master URI field.
  • To change the replication port, edit the Peer replication port field.
  • To change the security key, edit the Security key field.

Remove the peer from a cluster

To remove the peer from the cluster, select the Disable Indexer Clustering option.

Other edits

The Edit button presents one other option: Node Type.

It is extremely unlikely that you will want to change the node type for nodes in an active cluster. Consider the consequences carefully before doing so.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 6.3.14, 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, 6.4.11, 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, 6.5.10, 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, 6.6.12, 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, 7.1.0, 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, 7.2.0, 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, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 8.0.0


Comments

Greich - Thank you for finding that problem. I've updated the heading.

Sgoodman, Splunker
December 28, 2015

last title reads "Remove the Search Head for a Cluster". It is about removing an indexer peer for a cluster.

Greich
December 21, 2015

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