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Automating Splunk Universal Forwarder deployment with Ansible

As I’m spinning up more and more VMs on my Proxmox hypervisor, I started getting tired of installing Splunk forwarders on each system. Going out to the Splunk site to grab the wget command, pulling up the Universal Forwarder manual to remember the steps to get it up and running, it all got to be annoying. So, I decided to automate that process using Ansible. I started scratching the surface