Deployment Architecture

Do all clusters need to be running the same version

a212830
Champion

Hi,

Do all Splunk clusters need to be running the same version? We are spinning up a new datacenter, and I'd like to go to the 6.1.6. version, but my other clusters are running 6.1.1

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Steve_G_
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You do not need to run the same version across clusters. However, within a 6.1 cluster, all instances (master, peers, search heads) must be running the same version. So, as long as you do not have a search head trying to access both clusters, you should be fine.

Starting with 6.2, btw, the restrictions around intra-cluster version compatibility have been loosened to some degree. See:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.2/Indexer/Systemrequirements#Splunk_Enterprise_versi...

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Steve_G_
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You do not need to run the same version across clusters. However, within a 6.1 cluster, all instances (master, peers, search heads) must be running the same version. So, as long as you do not have a search head trying to access both clusters, you should be fine.

Starting with 6.2, btw, the restrictions around intra-cluster version compatibility have been loosened to some degree. See:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.2/Indexer/Systemrequirements#Splunk_Enterprise_versi...

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