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Process for migrating and upgrading Splunk from 5.0 to 6.1.4, switching from Windows to Linux?

Explorer

Hi,

We are planning to upgrade Splunk Infrastructure from v5.0 to v6.1.4. As part of the upgrade, we also plan to change the infrastructure from Windows to Linux. Our existing Splunk Infrastructure is setup on Windows 2008 R2 and we want to migrate it to Linux.

Could you let us know the procedure to follow?

Thanks

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi gaddams,

Regarding the upgrade process, take a look at the docs http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/Aboutupgradingto6.1READTHISFIRST and regarding the migration take a lock at the docs http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/MigrateaSplunkinstance to get an idea.

hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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Explorer

Thanks for your reply MuS.

Does this mean, the process would involve either of the below mentioned approach?

Either upgrade Splunk on existing (windows) infrastructure and then migrate the indexes to Linux Infrastructure [OR]
Migrate indexes to Linux Infrastructure which has same version of splunk as in windows infrastructure and then upgrade Splunk on Linux infrastructure to latest version.

Thanks

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Either approach is fine, but I would prefer the first one.
This way you can have a 'clean' upgrade. Without the worry, that if any troubles pop up those could be related to the migration.

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Explorer

Thanks MuS.

I will let you how it goes.

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