Deployment Architecture

How do we set up the deployment server?

saifuddin9122
Path Finder

Hello all,

I am new to Splunk. I want to know how can we set up a deployment server? Can any one please point to a document that is helpful in setting up the deployment server. Also, do I need to make one of my forwarders the deployment server, or do I need a stand alone machine to do so?

Thanks in advance

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ddrillic
Ultra Champion

My favorite page about the subject is - Deployment server architecture

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-- Also, do I need to make one of my forwarders the deployment server, or do I need a stand alone machine to do so?
A stand alone machine is usually the best thing.

woodcock
Esteemed Legend

The basic steps are:

1: Stand Up a new Search Head to use as DS.
2: Put at least 1 app in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/deployment-apps/
3: Create a serverclass.conf file on the DS (put your forwarder and app details in there).
4: Deploy a properly configured deploymentclient.conf file to at least 1 forwarder and restart splunk there.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/MSApp/1.2.1/MSInfra/Setupadeploymentserver
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.1/Updating/Planadeployment

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