Where is the GIN content used in SSIM ? In a multi appliances setup in general you have:
Collector appliance -> Forward port 10012 -> Archive appliance -> Forward port 10010 -> Correlation Appliance
Out of the 3 appliances where exactly do you need the GIN content to be up to date ?
Before archiving the events GIN content is needed in the normalization process of the eventservice to update field translations. The normalizer is one place where GIN content is needed.
GIN content is also needed on the Correlation appliance.
The Archive and Correllation appliances are the two places where GIN content is needed.
This applies to an environment running multiple appliances with different roles.