We are considering upgrading from 6.2.0 to version 7.0.2 All the *nix servers will be upgraded but during the upgrade process, will the 6.2.0 universal forwarders be able to communicate with the new 7.0.2 enterprise components?
Our windows servers won't be updated as we are thinking of removing the clients. Will the 6.2.0 windows universal forwarders still function with 7.0.2?
My understanding is that and enterprise components 7.0.2 should be ok to receive data from any 6.x or higher forwarder
I also like the idea of doing the UFW 7 installation prior to the enterprise component so less server.conf configurations will be requried to connect.
So end state will be:
windows servers UFW 6.2.0
*nix servers 7.0.2
enterprise components 7.0.2
My understanding is to
1. apply the conf changes to windows,
2. install 7.0.2 UFW on nix
3. Upgrade enterprise components on *nix 7.0.2
For the Windows part, i'd take in account how long they will be around. When only a few months then this can be your path, when longer then i'd upgrade the windows ufw as well, to have a clean environment.