Deployment Architecture

Change deployment server IP on clients



I have bunch clients pointing to deployment server A, I need to make those clients to connect to deployment server B and not any more to DS A. Is there some way I achieve this through Splunk and not edit the configuration on server manually?

Thank you,
Navanitha G.

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It depends. If you follow best practices and put your .conf files in apps which you push to clients then it should be possible. Just update the deploymentclient app and wait for the clients to install it.

OTOH, if your only deploymentclient.conf file is in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local then you may be stuck doing manual configuration changes because apps cannot override the settings in etc/system/local.

Another option is to create a scripted input that edits $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/deploymentclient.conf. Push the script to the appropriate clients then delete the app once the task is complete.

If this reply helps you, an upvote would be appreciated.
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New Member

Can we changed Server IP for windows clients as well ?

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Using app it should works on all client OSs. But if you need to use scripted inputs then it's probably different OS by OS (or at least *nix vs. Windows).

r. Ismo

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