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Functionality of a Splunk app & add-on with differing version compatibilities?

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I'm currently trying to understand how an app and add-on would interact if the app's version is out of date, but the add-on is not.

Example:
The Splunk App for Unix & Linux only supports Splunk Enterprise compatibility up to version 7.2.

The Splunk Technology Add-on for Unix & Linux supports Splunk Enterprise compatibility up to version 8.0.

The Nix Add-on description states that it works in tandem with the Nix App. If we were on Splunk Enterprise 7.3, where the Nix App is out of compatibility but the Nix Add-on is not, would the add-on continue to work as expected? Or do we have to stay on the minimum version, 7.2, for these components to work?

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

App and add-on compatibility with Splunk versions is not a strict as you might think. If a version is not listed compatible then it's probably because the add-on has not yet been test or splunkbase has not yet been updated. It's highly likely the app and add-on will continue to function as before, but verify that on a test system before relying on it in production.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

App and add-on compatibility with Splunk versions is not a strict as you might think. If a version is not listed compatible then it's probably because the add-on has not yet been test or splunkbase has not yet been updated. It's highly likely the app and add-on will continue to function as before, but verify that on a test system before relying on it in production.

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If this reply helps you, an upvote would be appreciated.

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