Deployment Architecture

Are there versioning restrictions when upgrading a multisite indexer cluster one site at a time?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

When performing a site-by-site upgrade, am I limited by the number of versions I can upgrade across?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes, you can only use the site-by-site method to upgrade from one minor version to the next. You cannot perform a site-by-site upgrade for skip-version upgrades.

That is, you can perform a site-by-site upgrade from 6.3.x to 6.4.x, or from 6.4.x to 6.5.x, but you cannot use this method to upgrade directly from 6.3.x to 6.5.x.

To upgrade directly from 6.3 to 6.5, you must take down all nodes across all sites during the upgrade process.

See http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.2/Indexer/Upgradeacluster#Site-by-site_upgrade_for_m...

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes, you can only use the site-by-site method to upgrade from one minor version to the next. You cannot perform a site-by-site upgrade for skip-version upgrades.

That is, you can perform a site-by-site upgrade from 6.3.x to 6.4.x, or from 6.4.x to 6.5.x, but you cannot use this method to upgrade directly from 6.3.x to 6.5.x.

To upgrade directly from 6.3 to 6.5, you must take down all nodes across all sites during the upgrade process.

See http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.2/Indexer/Upgradeacluster#Site-by-site_upgrade_for_m...

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