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Is it possible to upgrade a Splunk forwarder by providing the *.exe file via the deployment server?

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Hi,

As per the documentation, Splunk Forwarder must be upgraded directly from the host itself or using a deployment tool.

I would like to know if it's possible to do it via the deployment-server providing the *.exe file. Once downloaded by the Forwarders it can be run directly and upgraded.

Please let me know if you know if a solution like described above is valid or not.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Cyril

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi SirHill17,

This is not possible, for security reasons.
All it does is roll out apps with Splunk configuration in them.

Use whatever normal installation/systems management tools you have to install and upgrade forwarders and use the Deployment Server for day-to-day forwarder configuration changes. See here http://wiki.splunk.com/Deploying_Splunk_Light_Forwarders for scripts and suggestions.

cheers, MuS

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi SirHill17,

This is not possible, for security reasons.
All it does is roll out apps with Splunk configuration in them.

Use whatever normal installation/systems management tools you have to install and upgrade forwarders and use the Deployment Server for day-to-day forwarder configuration changes. See here http://wiki.splunk.com/Deploying_Splunk_Light_Forwarders for scripts and suggestions.

cheers, MuS

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Communicator

Thanks Mus!

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