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Splunk 7.3 to 8.2 upgrade

Markt13
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Upgrade to Splunk 8.2 from 7.3 we must install 8.1 first before 8.2.

So is it okay to run the rpm -U for 8.1 and then 8.2 right after 8.1 finishes or should we wait until the entire 8.1 environment has been running for a few days?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

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gcusello
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Hi @Markt13,

you have to complete the upgrade to 8.1 before upgrade to 8.2, if you only run rpm and don't complete the installation you only copy the new files!

So run:

  • rpm 8.1,
  • run splunk start --accept-license,
  • rpm 8.2,
  • run splunk start --accept-license,.

Remember to perform the checks on apps before running rpm 8.1, installing the Splunk Platform Upgrade Readiness App (https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4698/) on Splunk 7.3 to have a situation of the apps to upgrade and configure Python3 (https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.1/Installation/Python3LowEffort) and follow al the steps described at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.1/Installation/HowtoupgradeSplunk.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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gcusello
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Hi @Markt13,

you have to complete the upgrade to 8.1 before upgrade to 8.2, if you only run rpm and don't complete the installation you only copy the new files!

So run:

  • rpm 8.1,
  • run splunk start --accept-license,
  • rpm 8.2,
  • run splunk start --accept-license,.

Remember to perform the checks on apps before running rpm 8.1, installing the Splunk Platform Upgrade Readiness App (https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4698/) on Splunk 7.3 to have a situation of the apps to upgrade and configure Python3 (https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.1/Installation/Python3LowEffort) and follow al the steps described at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.1/Installation/HowtoupgradeSplunk.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

Markt13
Engager

Hello @gcusello 

Thanks for the information and I have used the Splunk Platform Upgrade Readiness App.  There were no issues with any of our apps since we don't have much installed.  Again thanks for the help. 

Markt13

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gcusello
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Hi @Markt13,

good for you, tell me if I cal help you more and see next time.

Ciao and happy splunking.

Giuseppe

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