Deployment Architecture

Deployment server and Deployer Server on a single splunk instance


Hi Splunkers

Can I use one single splunk instance as both the Deployer and Deployment server? If yes what are the pros and cons?

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Hi @aruncp333,
yes it's possible and there aren't big problems because both Deployment Server and Deployer aren't mandatory for activity, they work for management.
Only one point of attention: if your Deployment Server manages more than 50 clients, Splunk requires a dedicated server because its load isn't compatible with other roles, even if a Deployer.
For more information see at and


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Yes. Pros: Less infrastructure. Cons: If the host goes down, you lose both. 🙂

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