Downloads:

69,157

Downloads of v 6.5.1:

59,319

Last Update:

11/30/2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Splunk
  • Inc

Tags:

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Splunk Universal Forwarder

6.5.1 | Updated: 11/30/2016

Downloads:

69,157

Downloads of v 6.5.1:

59,319

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Splunk
  • Inc

Splunk Universal Forwarder 6.5.1

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Details

To install Splunk Universal Forwarder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Splunk Universal Forwarder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Splunk Universal Forwarder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade splunkforwarder -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade splunkforwarder -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure splunkforwarder installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: splunkforwarder
    state: present
    version: 6.5.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'splunkforwarder' do
  action    :install
  version  '6.5.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: splunkforwarder,
    Version: 6.5.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller splunkforwarder
{
   Name     = 'splunkforwarder'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '6.5.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'splunkforwarder':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '6.5.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install splunkforwarder version="6.5.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 11/30/2016.

Description

The Splunk Universal Forwarder is a component of Splunk to collect data on machine and forward it to an indexer.

It's a good idea to specify either a RECEIVING_INDEXER or DEPLOYMENT_SERVER. You might do something like:
choco install splunkforwarder --params="RECEIVING_INDEXER=somehost:9997"

Details about all the parameters are at the Splunk docs:    
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.8/Forwarding/DeployaWindowsdfviathecommandline

The GitHub home for this package is: https://github.com/dagryph/chocolatey-splunkforwarder

tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
##dont forget the icon!

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';


$packageName = 'splunkforwarder'
$registryUninstallerKeyName = 'splunkforwarder' #ensure this is the value in the registry
$installerType = 'MSI'
$url = 'http://download.splunk.com/products/splunk/releases/6.5.1/universalforwarder/windows/splunkforwarder-6.5.1-f74036626f0c-x86-release.msi'
$url64 = 'http://download.splunk.com/products/splunk/releases/6.5.1/universalforwarder/windows/splunkforwarder-6.5.1-f74036626f0c-x64-release.msi'
$checksum      = 'c0135f218cea5a6cdeb181b7ef9025cd'
$checksumType  = 'md5'
$checksum64    = '34d4004ffef30b0a286b1dbad467a465'
$checksumType64= $checksumType
$silentArgs = '/quiet' # "/s /S /q /Q /quiet /silent /SILENT /VERYSILENT" # try any of these to get the silent installer #msi is always /quiet
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;

if (!($packageParameters -like "*RECEIVING_INDEXER*") -and !($packageParameters -like "*DEPLOYMENT_SERVER*"))
{
	Write-Warning "Did not specify RECEIVING_INDEXER or DEPLOYMENT_SERVER. It's a good idea to set one of these. Refer to the documentation"
}
Write-Output "Installing with  $packageParameters AGREETOLICENSE=Yes $silentArgs"

#Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$packageParameters AGREETOLICENSE=Yes $silentArgs" "$url" "$url64"
Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$packageParameters AGREETOLICENSE=Yes $silentArgs" "$url" "$url64" "-validExitCodes $validExitCodes" "-checksum $checksum" "-checksumType $checksumType" "-checksum64 $checksum64" "-checksumType64 $checksumType64"

tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';


$packageName = 'splunkforwarder'
$registryUninstallerKeyName = '{5E5CC6A6-6A6B-4B13-BDD5-F64B3FE90634}' #ensure this is the value in the registry
$installerType = 'MSI'
$silentArgs = "$registryUninstallerKeyname /quiet"
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $registryUninstallerKeyName

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Splunk Universal Forwarder 6.3.1 1859 Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Approved
Splunk Universal Forwarder 6.2.3 5302 Monday, July 20, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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