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Is it possible to make a deployment server a client of itself?

Is it totally crazy to make a deployment server contact itself for apps? I just thought about it and it would reduce the need of having to do things double for the DS itself, then copy and push the same thing in deployment-apps.

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SplunkTrust

That's unsupported. http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.3/Updating/Configuredeploymentclients

Important: The deployment server cannot be a deployment client of itself. If it is, the following error will appear in splunkd.log: "This DC shares a Splunk instance with its DS: unsupported configuration". This has the potential to lead to situations where the deployment clients lose their ability to contact the deployment server. 

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Re: Is it possible to make a deployment server a client of itself?

Thanks, it was just a thought I was having lately. Wish it was able to though.

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Contributor

although it is unsupported, it will work.

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Explorer

In some cases you want (or have) to run an additional UF on a full installation (enterprise runs as splunk, UF as root to collect all system logs). If the full installation is a DS - it wont work. Splunk checks the hostname, localhost and loopback IP to prevent such situations. The rest of the puzzle is yours.

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