Deployment Architecture

Removal of Deployment Server

rafaelruales
Explorer

Good Morning,

I wanted to ask about something I have read somewhere, but not entirely sure. I am a beginner in Splunk architecture.

If our architecture uses a deployment server for configuration of universal forwarders and deployment of apps, what happens if the deployment server is decommissioned (or goes down)? will the universal forwarders lose their configuration? or nothing happens if the deployment server is "removed" from the architecture

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gcusello
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Hi @rafaelruales,

if the Deployment server is Down, you continue to have apps on your UFs but you cannot update them.

DS isn't a Single Point of Failure in Splunk Architecture because UFs continue to work without it, but you cannot update configurations.

If you "remove" the DS, the result is that you have al your UFs without upgrades and the only way to manage them is an external tool or scripts, or to reinstall a new DS with the same IP_Address/Hostname.

If you need to change DS, you have to plan this job with attention because the problem isn't to loose configurations on UFs but to lose control on configurations..

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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gcusello
Legend

Hi @rafaelruales,

if the Deployment server is Down, you continue to have apps on your UFs but you cannot update them.

DS isn't a Single Point of Failure in Splunk Architecture because UFs continue to work without it, but you cannot update configurations.

If you "remove" the DS, the result is that you have al your UFs without upgrades and the only way to manage them is an external tool or scripts, or to reinstall a new DS with the same IP_Address/Hostname.

If you need to change DS, you have to plan this job with attention because the problem isn't to loose configurations on UFs but to lose control on configurations..

Ciao.

Giuseppe

rafaelruales
Explorer

@gcusello  thank you!

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gcusello
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Hi @rafaelruales,

good for you.

Ciao and happy splunking.

Giuseppe

P.S. Karma Points are appreciated 😉

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