Splunk® Deployment Monitor App (Legacy)

Deploy and Use Splunk Deployment Monitor App

Download manual as PDF

Download topic as PDF

Install the Deployment Monitor

Go to Splunk Apps to download and install the Splunk Deployment Monitor app. See below for detailed installation procedures for installing the app either with Splunk Web or from the command line.

Splunk Deployment Monitor gets installed in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_deployment_monitor.

Note: In pre-5.0 versions of Splunk, the Deployment Monitor app was included as part of the core distribution. This is no longer the case. You now need to download it from Splunk Apps, as described here. However, if you are migrating from a pre-5.0 version of Splunk that has an enabled Deployment Monitor app, the pre-5.0 version of the app will remain on your system until you delete it.

Important - for 5.0 upgrades: See the upgrade instructions in the topic "Upgrade the Deployment Monitor from a pre-5.0 version".

Install the Deployment Monitor with Splunk Web

To install the Deployment Monitor app using Splunk Web:

1. Download the Deployment Monitor app from Splunk Apps.

Note: The file downloads with a .tgz extension. Do not attempt to run this file. You will install it within Splunk.

2. Log into Splunk Web on the Splunk instance on which you want to install the app.

3. Once logged in, click the App menu from the upper right menu bar, and select Manage apps...

4. On the next page, click the Install app from file button.

5. On the Upload an app screen, click the Choose file button.

Note: If the app is already installed, you need to select the Upgrade app checkbox.

6. Locate the downloaded splunk_app_deploymentmonitor-<version>-<build>.tgz package file and click Open.

Note: The <version> and <build> numbers will change over time. For example: splunk_app_deploymentmonitor-5.0.0-142064.tgz

7. Click Upload.

Splunk opens the package file and installs the application.

8. To restart Splunk, click the Restart Splunk button or the link in the banner.

If Deployment Monitor is properly installed, and you have restarted your system, you should see the app among the list of apps and add-ons on the Splunk Home page, and it should appear in the Apps list in the upper right-hand corner of the screen as "Deployment Monitor."

Install the Deployment Monitor from the command line

You can also install the app from the command line. The procedure is slightly different depending on your operating system.

On Unix or Linux

To install the Deployment Monitor app from the command line:

1. Download the Deployment Monitor app from Splunk Apps. The app downloads as a .tgz file.

2. Run the splunk install CLI command:

# cd /opt/splunk/bin
# ./splunk install app <path>/splunk_app_deploymentmonitor-<version>-<build>.tgz

Note: The <version> and <build> numbers will change over time. For example: splunk_app_deploymentmonitor-5.0.0-142064.tgz

You might be required to log into Splunk before it installs the app.

3. Restart Splunk:

# ./splunk restart

If Deployment Monitor is properly installed, and you have restarted your system, you should see the app among the list of apps and add-ons on the Splunk Home page, and it should appear in the Apps list in the upper right-hand corner of the screen as "Deployment Monitor."

On Windows

To install the Deployment Monitor app from the command line:

1. Download the Deployment Monitor app from Splunk Apps. The app downloads as a .tgz file.

2. Run the splunk install CLI command:

> cd \Program Files\splunk\bin
> .\splunk install app <path>\splunk_app_deploymentmonitor-<version>-<build>.tgz

Note: The <version> and <build> numbers will change over time. For example: splunk_app_deploymentmonitor-5.0.0-142064.tgz

You might be required to log into Splunk before it installs the app.

3. Restart Splunk:

> .\splunk restart

If Deployment Monitor is properly installed, and you have restarted your system, you should see the app among the list of apps and add-ons on the Splunk Home page, and it should appear in the Apps list in the upper right-hand corner of the screen as "Deployment Monitor."

Last modified on 16 August, 2013
PREVIOUS
Other deployment considerations
  NEXT
Upgrade the Deployment Monitor from a pre-5.0 version

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Deployment Monitor App (Legacy): 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3, 5.0.4


Was this documentation topic helpful?

Enter your email address, and someone from the documentation team will respond to you:

Please provide your comments here. Ask a question or make a suggestion.

You must be logged into splunk.com in order to post comments. Log in now.

Please try to keep this discussion focused on the content covered in this documentation topic. If you have a more general question about Splunk functionality or are experiencing a difficulty with Splunk, consider posting a question to Splunkbase Answers.

0 out of 1000 Characters