Install and configure Splunk

Ryan M Vandelinder



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Version information

  • 1.4.0 (latest)
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.0.0
released Jul 7th 2017
This version is compatible with:
  • Windows

Start using this module


vande/splunk — version 1.4.0 Jul 7th 2017


Table of Contents

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


vandelin586/splunk ensures that splunk (windows) is installed the services are running and connected to the splunk admin server. The splunk admin server details are within our global.yaml hiera file.


What splunk affects OPTIONAL

This has been tested on Windows 2012

This module uses 'puppet-archive', '1.3.0' to obtain the software from my artifactory server.

Setup Requirements OPTIONAL

Beginning with splunk


vandelin586/splunk uses the following hiera data to allow the module to function -Artifactory_host - Contains URL to artifactory holding the splunk MSI file -splunkadmsrv - Contains the Splunk admin server the clients connect to -splunkdir - Is a hiera value where to locate the package on remote client -winsplunkport - The port the Splunk client uses to communicate with Splunk admin server



Puppet Server v2016.4.2 Tested on Windows Server 2012 Splunk version splunkforwarder-6.5.2-67571


I know there is a Splunk module out there and perhaps I will use this module as the customer now wants this supported on Linux and Windows systems. This module with the correct hiera input will install on Windows 2012

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc. Optional

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