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Upgrade DCN


Is there any way to upgrade the data collection node? I am going to upgrade the Splunk app for VMware but cannot find any information about upgrading the dcn.

Should I just deploy a new one? But I am not sure what configuration has been done on it.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A good question! We used to have it in old versions.

Find splunk_forwarder_for_vmware-<version>-<build_number>.zip in the downloaded VMware app package

Upgrade the data collection node

  1. Stop Splunk
  2. Install splunk_forwarder_for_vmware-<version>-<build_number>.zip
  3. Unzip this file (the data collection node components) from $SPLUNK_HOME
  4. Note: Make sure you unzip the package from $SPLUNK_HOME, not $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps
  5. Check that the data collection components SA-Utils, SA-Hydra, Splunk_TA_vmware, and Splunk_TA_esxilogs exist in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps
  6. Delete the file $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_vmware/local/hydra_job.conf
  7. Start Splunk

If the scheduler is not connecting to the new DCN for some reason,
1. please check versions of SA-Utils and SA-Hydra for both SH and DCN and make sure they are same.
2. Also, please try, delete the DCN from Configuration Collections and add it back.

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