Move a peer to a new site
Use this procedure to relocate a peer to another site. This can be useful if a peer was shipped to the wrong site and the mistake was discovered only after the peer was deployed on the cluster.
1. Take the peer offline with the
offline command, as described in Take a peer offline. The manager will reassign the bucket copies handled by this peer to other peers in the same site.
2. Ship the peer's server to the new site.
3. Delete the entire Splunk Enterprise installation from the server, including its index database with all bucket copies.
4. Reinstall Splunk Enterprise on the server, re-enable clustering, and set the peer's site value to the new site location.
The peer rejoins the cluster as a new peer.
Convert a multisite indexer cluster to single-site
Decommission a site in a multisite indexer cluster
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.2.0, 8.2.1, 8.2.2