Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

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Configure peer nodes with the CLI

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Enable a peer node

The following example shows the basic settings that you typically configure when enabling a peer node. The configuration attributes correspond to fields on the Enable clustering page of Splunk Web.

To enable an instance as a peer node, set mode to "peer". You also need to specify manager_uri, which specifies the cluster's manager node, and replication_port. In addition, you must specify the cluster-wide security key (secret):

splunk edit cluster-config -mode peer -manager_uri -replication_port 9887 -secret your_key

splunk restart

The -secret flag modifies the pass4SymmKey setting in the [clustering] stanza of server.conf.

Edit the peer settings

You can also use the CLI to edit the configuration later. Use the splunk edit cluster-config command, the same command that you use to enable the peer initially.

Refer to the CLI clustering help, along with the server.conf specification file, for the list of configurable settings.

Last modified on 20 April, 2021
Configure peer nodes with server.conf   Manage common configurations across all peers

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.2.0, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.2.6, 8.2.7, 8.2.8, 8.2.9, 8.2.10, 8.2.11, 8.2.12, 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.6, 9.0.7, 9.0.8, 9.0.9, 9.1.0, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.2.0, 9.2.1

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