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Deployment server firewall rules

Communicator

I am planning to use the deployment server functionality of splunk 4.2 . I am trying to in down all the firewall rules and direction that will be required to make all the components of splunk work.

is the deployment server a push from server to client, or are there client to server initiated communications (call home, checkups)? Do these use the same 8089 (or configured) port that a distributed search head and indexer would use to communicate ?

what about the master license server? What ports does it use to transfer/poll for licensing information? What is the direction of that network flow ? (pull from master or push from slave?)

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Re: Deployment server firewall rules

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With respect to deployment client-server, the client is responsible for contacting the server. The port for this is configurable based on splunkd of your deployment server but would default to 8089.

See also: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Deploy/Aboutdeploymentserver

With respect to License slaves I believe they work similar to deployment clients (contacting License master via splunkd 8089 by default).

See also: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Admin/Configurealicenseslave

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