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Deploying application configuration files...

02/28/2017 599 views
I have a manged install for Splunk.  Works well.  However sometimes the security team require changes to the inputs.conf file.

If I update the zip I use and then upload this as the associated file nothing changes.

How do I make Kace more like Puppet?  Where I can change a single file in the install package and this gets pushed round?

Thanks.
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Are you trying to redeploy the Managed Install after you upload the new.conf file? I don't think it will redeploy as it will see the product already exists. I use scripts and file synchronizations for individual file pushes. You could make a smart label to detect machines with Splunk installed and make a file sync for this .conf file. Then, anytime it updates, update your software inventory with the new .conf file and push it your machines via the file sync.
Answered 02/28/2017 by: rockhead44
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  • Along with this, if you have upgraded to version 7.0 you can create a custom inventory rule that checks for a file with a specific MD5 checksum. Then you can push the updated file with a file sync.
    • +1 for file sync. We use it for a few config files and it works great
    • Wha?!! sounds awesome...details? or a link to some?!
      • Step 1: Create a software title for the file using a custom inventory rule:
        https://support.quest.com/technical-documents/kace-systems-management-appliance/7.0/administrator-guide/109#TOPIC-569168

        Step 2: Use a File Sync to push the file to clients:
        https://support.quest.com/technical-documents/kace-systems-management-appliance/7.0/administrator-guide/144#TOPIC-569308

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