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Splunk etc app directories

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I inherited a Splunk installation and I'm a little confused about the app directories in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc (I'm sure its probably answered in docs.splunk.com, and I've looked but I can't seem to find where this might be documented)

(1) I have both a standalone Splunk installation and an installation with a cluster manager. In each installation there is an "apps", "deployment-apps", "master-apps" and "system" directory in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc. When would I use each specific directory?

(2) Within "apps", "deployment-apps", and "master-apps", there are directories (that have the standard default/local/metadata subdirectories) called IA-appname and TA-appname where appname is something like "shibboleth" for data forwarded from Shibboleth servers. What goes in the IA dirs and what goes in the TA dirs?

(3) Is there a way (either CLI or Web GUI) to determine if the changes I've made or IA/TA subdirectories I've created have been incorporated into the Splunk configuration?

Thanks for any help/suggestions/links you can offer.

Mike

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Because the Splunk Enterprise software package contains the Indexer, the Search Head, the Deployment Server, the Deployer and more, it gets tricky.

Therefore, it depends on the context - on the Deployment Server $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/deployment-apps contains all the apps to be distributed to the forwarders. On the Deployer Server, in a cluster, $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/shcluster/apps holds the apps to be distributed to the Search Heads. On the Search Head, $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps holds the apps themselves.

$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/master-apps is to distribute apps to the indexers - Manage app deployment across all peers

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