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Should I use Puppet or the Splunk deployment server to deploy apps?

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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:
1)
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.

or

2)
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.

Which alternative should I choose?

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Re: Should I use Puppet or the Splunk deployment server to deploy apps?

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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.

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Re: Should I use Puppet or the Splunk deployment server to deploy apps?

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My own thoughts was going in this direction. Puppet can do a reload of the splunk-process if needed, etc, so I guess there's no great advanyage in using the Deploy server.

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