splunk

deprecated
Manage and deploy Splunk servers and forwarders
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Version information

  • 99.99.99 (latest)
  • 4.0.0
  • 3.2.1
  • 3.2.0
  • 3.1.1
  • 3.1.0
released Jul 3rd 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.0.0 < 5.0.0
  • CentOS
This module has been deprecated by its author since Sep 28th 2017.

The reason given was: This module has been moved to the care of Vox Pupuli where it is now being maintained and updated.

The author has suggested puppet-splunk as its replacement.

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Tags: splunk

Documentation

puppetlabs/splunk — version 99.99.99 Jul 3rd 2019

Deprecated:

This module has been moved to: https://forge.puppet.com/puppet/splunk

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with splunk
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Overview

This module provides a method to deploy Splunk Server or Splunk Universal Forwarder with common configurations and ensure the services maintain a running state. It provides types/providers to interact with the various Splunk/Forwarder configuration files.

Module Description

This module does not configure firewall rules. Firewall rules will need to be configured separately in order to allow for correct operation of Splunk and the Splunk Universal Forwarder. Additionally, this module does not supply Splunk or Splunk Universal Forwarder installation media. Installation media will need to be aquired seperately, and the module configured to use it. Users can use yum or apt to install these components if they're self-hosted.

Setup

What splunk affects

  • Installs the Splunk/Forwarder package and manages their config files. It does not purge them by default.
  • The module will set up both Splunk and Splunkforwarder to run as the 'root' user on POSIX platforms.

Setup Requirements

To begin using this module, use the Puppet Module Tool (PMT) from the command line to install this module:

puppet module install puppetlabs-splunk

This will place the module into your primary module path if you do not utilize the --target-dir directive.

You can also use r10k or code-manager to deploy the module so ensure that you have the correct entry in your Puppetfile.

Once the module is in place, there is just a little setup needed.

First, you will need to place your downloaded splunk installers into the files directory, <module_path>/splunk/files/. If you're using r10k or code-manager you'll need to override the splunk::params::src_root parameter to point at a modulepath outside of the Splunk module because each deploy will overwrite the files.

The files must be placed according to directory structure example given below.

The expected directory structure is:

  `-- files
      |-- splunk
      |   `-- $platform
      |       `-- splunk-${version}-${build}-${additl}
      `-- universalforwarder
          `-- $platform
              `-- splunkforwarder-${version}-${build}-${additl}

A semi-populated example files directory might then contain:

  `-- files
      |-- splunk
      |   `-- linux
      |       |-- splunk-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-linux-2.6-amd64.deb
      |       |-- splunk-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-linux-2.6-intel.deb
      |       `-- splunk-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm
      `-- universalforwarder
          |-- linux
          |   |-- splunkforwarder-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-linux-2.6-amd64.deb
          |   |-- splunkforwarder-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-linux-2.6-intel.deb
          |   `-- splunkforwarder-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm
          |-- solaris
          |   `-- splunkforwarder-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-solaris-9-intel.pkg
          `-- windows
              |-- splunkforwarder-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-x64-release.msi
              `-- splunkforwarder-6.3.3-f44afce176d0-x86-release.msi

Second, you will need to supply the splunk::params class with three critical pieces of information.

  • The version of Splunk you are using
  • The build of Splunk you are using
  • The root URL to use to retrieve the packages

In the example given above, the version is 6.3.3, the build is f44afce176d0, and the root URL is puppet:///modules/splunk. See the splunk::params class documentation for more information.

Beginning with splunk

Once the Splunk packages are hosted in the users repository or hosted by the Puppet Server in the modulepath the module is ready to deploy.

Usage

If a user is installing Splunk with packages provided from their modulepath, this is the most basic way of installing Splunk Server with default settings:

include ::splunk

This is the most basic way of installing the Splunk Universal Forwarder with default settings:

class { '::splunk::params':
    server => $my_splunk_server,
}

include ::splunk::forwarder

Once both Splunk and Splunk Universal Forwarder have been deployed on their respective nodes, the Forwarder is ready to start sending logs.

In order to start sending some log data, users can take advantage of the Splunkforwarder_input type. Here is a basic example of adding an input to start sending Puppet Server logs:

@splunkforwarder_input { 'puppetserver-sourcetype':
  section => 'monitor:///var/log/puppetlabs/puppetserver/puppetserver.log',
  setting => 'sourcetype',
  value   => 'puppetserver',
  tag     => 'splunk_forwarder'
}

This virtual resource will get collected by the ::splunk::forwarder class if it is tagged with splunk_forwarder and will add the appropriate setting to the inputs.conf file and refresh the service.

Reference

Types

  • splunk_config: This is a meta resource used to configur defaults for all the splunkforwarder and splunk types.

  • splunk_authentication: Used to manage ini settings in authentication.conf

  • splunk_authorize: Used to manage ini settings in authorize.conf

  • splunk_distsearch: Used to manage ini settings in distsearch.conf

  • splunk_indexes: Used to manage ini settings in indexes.conf

  • splunk_input: Used to manage ini settings in inputs.ocnf

  • splunk_limits: Used to mange ini settings in limits.conf

  • splunk_output: Used to manage ini settings in outputs.conf

  • splunk_props: Used to manage ini settings in props.conf

  • splunk_server: Used to mangage ini settings in server.conf

  • splunk_transforms: Used to manage ini settings in transforms.conf

  • splunk_web: Used to manage ini settings in web.conf

  • splunkforwarder_input: Used to manage ini settings in inputs.ocnf

  • splunkforwarder_output:Used to manage ini settings in outputs.conf

  • splunkforwarder_props: Used to manage ini settings in props.conf

  • splunkforwarder_transforms: Used to manage ini settings in transforms.conf

  • splunkforwarder_web: Used to manage ini settings in web.conf

Parameters

Class: ::splunk::params

####version Optional Specifies the version of Splunk Enterprise that the module should install.

####build Optional Specifies the build of Splunk Enterprise that the module should use.

####src_root Optional The root path that the staging module will use to find packages for splunk and splunk::forwarder.

####splunkd_port Optional The splunkd port. Used as a default for both splunk and splunk::forwarder.

####logging_port Optional The port on which to send and listen for logs. Used as a default for both splunk and splunk::forwarder.

####server Optional The fqdn or IP address of the Splunk server. Used for setting up the default TCP output and input.

Class: ::splunk Parameters

####package_source The source URL for the splunk installation media (typically an RPM, MSI, etc). If a $src_root parameter is set in splunk::params, this will be automatically supplied. Otherwise it is required. The URL can be of any protocol supported by the nanliu/staging module.

####package_name The name of the package(s) Puppet will use to install Splunk.

####package_ensure Ensure parameter which will get passed to the Splunk package resource. Default to the value in splunk::params

####logging_port The port to receive TCP logs on. Default to the port specified in splunk::params.

####splunk_user The user to run Splunk as. Default to the value set in splunk::params.

####splunkd_port The management port for Splunk. Default to the value set in splunk::params.

####web_port The port on which to service the Splunk Web interface. Default to 8000.

####purge_inputs Optional If set to true, inputs.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_input type. Default to false. ####purge_outputs Optional If set to true, outputs.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_output type. Default to false.

####purge_authentication Optional If set to true, authentication.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_authentication type. Default to false.

####purge_authorize Optional If set to true, authorize.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_authorize type. Default to false.

####purge_distsearch Optional If set to true, distsearch.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_distsearch type. Default to false.

####purge_indexes Optional If set to true, indexes.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_indexes type. Default to false.

####purge_limits Optional If set to true, limits.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_limits type. Default to false.

####purge_props Optional If set to true, props.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_props type. Default to false.

####purge_server Optional If set to true, server.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_server type. Default to false.

####purge_transforms Optional If set to true, transforms.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_transforms type. Default to false.

####purge_web Optional If set to true, web.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_web type. Default to false.

Class ::splunk::forwarder Parameters

####server Optional The fqdn or IP address of the Splunk server. Default to the value in ::splunk::params.

####package_source The source URL for the splunk installation media (typically an RPM, MSI, etc). If a $src_root parameter is set in splunk::params, this will be automatically supplied. Otherwise it is required. The URL can be of any protocol supported by the nanliu/staging module.

####package_name The name of the package(s) Puppet will use to install Splunk Universal Forwarder. ####package_ensure Ensure parameter which will get passed to the Splunk package resource. Default to the value in ::splunk::params

####logging_port Optional The port on which to send and listen for logs. Default to the value in ::splunk::params.

####splunkd_port The management port for Splunk. Default to the value set in splunk::params.

####install_options This variable is passed to the package resources' install_options parameter. Default to the value in ::splunk::params. ####splunk_user The user to run Splunk as. Default to the value set in splunk::params.

####splunkd_listen The address on which splunkd should listen. Defaults to 127.0.0.1.

####purge_inputs Optional If set to true, inputs.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunkforwarder_input type. Default to false.

####purge_outputs Optional If set to true, outputs.conf will be purged of configuration that is no longer managed by the splunk_output type. Default to false.

####pkg_provider Optional This will override the default package provider for the package resource. Default to undef.

####forwarder_confdir The root directory where Splunk Universal Forwarder is installed. Default to the value in ::splunk::params.

####forwarder_input Used to override the default forwarder_input type defined in ::splunk::params.

####forwarder_output Used to override the default forwarder_output type defined in ::splunk::params.

####create_password Not yet implemented.

Limitations

  • Currently tested manually on Centos 7, but we will eventually add automated testing and are targeting compatibility with other platforms.
  • Tested with Puppet 4.x but should work with older versions. This will get updated soon.

Development

TBD

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc

TBD