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Moving bits around: Automate Deployment Server Administration with GitHub Actions

Planning a sequel to the blog –  Moving bits around: Deploying Splunk Apps with Github Actions – led me to an interesting experiment. What if we could manage and automate the deployment server the same way, without having to log on to the server at all. After all, the deployment server is just a bunch of app directories and a serverclass.conf file.

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Splunk Deployment Server: The Manager of Managers

Deploying apps to forwarders using the Deployment Server is a pretty commonplace use case and is well documented in Splunk Docs. However, it is possible to take this a step further and use it for distribution of apps to the staging directories of management components like cluster manager or a search head cluster deployer, from where apps can then be pushed out to clustered indexers or search heads.

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