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How can I get Ansible script to automate installation of splunk universal forwarder on multiple windows hosts?

Engager

Does anybody have an ansible script which can be used to install the Splunk universal forwarder on multiple Windows hosts? I have set up a Linux like environment by installing cygwin on a Windows machine (2012 R2) and have installed the ansible version 2.3 on it.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust
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Re: How can I get Ansible script to automate installation of splunk universal forwarder on multiple windows hosts?

Engager

This worked perfect for me:

Create playbook installsplunkfwdr.yml with following:

---
- name: Install software
  hosts: mygroup
  gather_facts: false
  tasks:
    - name: Install Splunk Forwarder
      win_chocolatey:
        name: splunk-universalforwarder
        state: present

Make sure in your inventory file the following is configured:

[mygroup]
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.2
192.168.0.3
192.168.0.4
[mygroup:vars]
ansible_user=<USERNAME>
ansible_password=<PASSWORD>
ansible_port=5986
ansible_connection=winrm
ansible_winrm_server_cert_validation=ignore

Run playbook

ansible-playbook install_splunk_fwdr.yml

Thats it! 🙂

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Explorer

@J03T Do you playbook for installing/upgrading Splunk Enterprise?

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Path Finder

Hi @J03T What are the prerequisites on the Windows side other than setting up winrm?

Thanks,
AKN

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