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Deployment server and search head pooling

With search head pooling, all search heads access a single set of configurations, so you don't need to use a deployment server or a third party deployment management tool like Puppet to push updates to multiple search heads. However, you might still want to use a deployment tool with search head pooling, in order to consolidate configuration operations across all Splunk Enterprise instances.

If you want to use the deployment server to manage your search head configuration, note the following:

1. Designate one of the search heads as a deployment client by creating a deploymentclient.conf file in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local and specifying its deployment server. You only need to designate one search head as a deployment client.

2. In deploymentclient.conf, set the repositoryLocation attribute to the search head's shared storage mountpoint. You must also set serverRepositoryLocationPolicy=rejectAlways, so that the locally set repositoryLocation gets used as the download location.

3. In serverclass.conf on the deployment server, define a server class for the search head client.

For detailed information on the deployment server, see "About deployment server" in the Updating Splunk Enterprise Instances manual.

Last modified on 02 August, 2019
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.0.9, 7.0.10, 7.0.11, 7.0.13, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.1.10, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 7.3.6, 7.3.7, 7.3.8, 7.3.9

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