Splunk Universal Forwarder




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Version information

  • 1.0.2 (latest)
  • 1.0.1
released Oct 5th 2017
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 2.7.14 < 6.0.0
  • RedHat

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splunk/universalforwarder — version 1.0.2 Oct 5th 2017

Puppet Module for Splunk Universal Forwarder

Splunk Forwarder Deployment

  • Splunk Universal Forwarder

Setup Requirements

Splunk Universal Forwarder

Puppet Enterprise 2017.1.1+

Deployment Prerequisites

Due to export compliance rules we can not offer Splunk Binary via any upstream providers or repos without any validation. Please goto www.splunk.com, sign in with your account and download the Splunk Binary for your preferred environment and create a simple web server (Apache, Nginx or Lighttpd) that will host the binary and allow directory listing for Apt-Get, Yum or Windows to detect the desired packages.

In your site.pp you will need to specify the repo so puppet can utilize the package manager to install Splunk or Universal Forwarder.

CentOS or RedHat Example:

yumrepo { "splunk":
  baseurl => "http://privaterepo.local/",
  descr => "Splunk Private Repo",
  enabled => 1,
  gpgcheck => 0

Ubuntu Example:

file { "/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99allowunsigned":
  ensure => present,
  content => "APT::Get::AllowUnauthenticated "true";\n",
file { "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/splunk.list":
  ensure => present,
  content => "deb http://privaterepo.local/ ./\n",

Getting Started with Puppet Module

node 'monitoring.splunkcloud.com' {
  class { 'splunkuniversalforwarder':
    type => 'uf',
    ds   => 'singleinstance.splunkcloud.com:8089',


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