Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

Configure the search head with the dashboard

You can edit the configuration of an existing search head 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.

The dashboard includes a number of menu items and actions that affect the configuration.

For information on using this dashboard to enable a search head initially, see Enable the search head.

For information on using this dashboard to view indexer cluster status, see View the search head dashboard.

Change configuration for a particular cluster

To change the search head's configuration for a particular indexer cluster, select the Edit Configuration action on the cluster's row:

  • To change the manager node, edit the Manager URI field.
  • To change the security key, edit the Security key field.

Join another indexer cluster

To connect the search head to another cluster, see Search across multiple indexer clusters.

Remove the search head from a cluster

To remove the search head from an indexer cluster, select the Remove Cluster action on the row for that cluster. This disassociates the search head from that cluster, but leaves it connected to all other clusters, if any.

To remove the search head from all clusters, select Disable Clustering from the Edit menu on the upper right corner of the dashboard.

Other edits

If you need to change this instance to some other node type, like a peer node, you can do so through the Edit button on the upper right side of the dashboard.

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.

The Edit button is disabled for multisite clusters.

Last modified on 22 April, 2021
Search head configuration overview   Configure the search head with server.conf

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, 9.0.10, 9.1.0, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.1.5, 9.2.0, 9.2.1, 9.2.2

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