Should I use the Splunk Deployment server to deploy and manage my apps, or should I turn it off completely and only use Puppet instead?
I already manage all my machines using Puppet. Therefore, the Splunk Deployment server is a bit redundant...
Are there any great benefits using the Splunk Deploy server anyhow, instead of solely using Puppet?
I see two possible designs:
I use Puppet to manage the Deploy Server (like the files in etc/deployment-apps/, etc/system/local/serverclass.conf, etc) and use the Splunk Deploy server to deploy the apps.
I use Puppet to manage all the apps and files needed, and simply use Puppet to deploy them as usual. No Splunk Deploy-server is needed.
If you're already using puppet to manage your machines, I would use that to deploy Splunk Apps asa well. Splunk doesn't really care if you use the deployment server or not, they just offer it in case you don't have a ready-made solution available. Honestly, you will probably get more tunability out of your puppet implementation than the deployment server.