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Install Universal forwarder from Splunk Deployment Server?

jblibam
New Member

Hi,
Want to monitor many devices on my local site and on remote, can I deploy installation of universal forwarder agent on these devices from the splunk deployment server?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

One cannot deploy or update Splunk Universal Forwarders (UF) from a Deployment Server (DS). The DS can only send configuration files (apps) to existing UFs.

If your company has provisioning software like Ansible, Puppet, SCCM, etc., then you should use that to install UFs.

It's also possible to use a shell script to install forwarders remotely. A good one is at https://answers.splunk.com/answers/34896/simple-installation-script-for-universal-forwarder.html#ans....

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Ishanjain
Engager

is there a limit for installing Universal forwarder on Servers if i have valid license?

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soutamo
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi

UFs didn’t require license. Indexers needs license.

r. Ismo

jblibam
New Member

Thanks for all.

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @jblibam,
yes of course, but Splunk doesn't give any installation feature or tool.
So, if you haven't a software distribution tool, you have to use a custom script that you can run from the Deployment server or from another server.
You can find infos in the following answer of mine:
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/621527/how-do-i-mass-deploy-universal-forwarder-to-many-l-1.html
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/786947/install-splunk-forwarder-in-linux-servers.html

Ciao.
Giuseppe

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

One cannot deploy or update Splunk Universal Forwarders (UF) from a Deployment Server (DS). The DS can only send configuration files (apps) to existing UFs.

If your company has provisioning software like Ansible, Puppet, SCCM, etc., then you should use that to install UFs.

It's also possible to use a shell script to install forwarders remotely. A good one is at https://answers.splunk.com/answers/34896/simple-installation-script-for-universal-forwarder.html#ans....

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