How to upgrade 5.0.4 to 6.0.4 and directly install new rpm on top of existing instance?


I wanted to upgrade Splunk version 5.0.4 to 6.04.

Splunk Instance:
License Master Server

Platform : CentOS

Please Suggest whether i can directly install the new rpm on top of the existing instance?

Does it require a downtime (restart)?

I have several Indexers connecting with these master license servers. (indexers are already running v6.0.4)

Please advise.

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Hi splunker12er,

you should not forget to make backups of your data, configs etc.
You have to stop your splunk instance to make an upgrade, so there will be downtime. When the license master is down, you have a 72h period of time until the search is blocked on the slaves (indexing still continues). So there should be no problem with your invironment during the upgrade process. Then you should simply overwrite your master with the version you want. Everything is also documented here.

Edit: Here you can get information about the 72h window: Docu




Very thanks..

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