Installation

When upgrading forwarders to 6.4.2 is it best to just upgrade or uninstall and reinstall?

heats
Explorer

We will be upgrading all of our forwarders to 6.4.2. Is the best practice to do an upgrade or to uninstall and reinstall?

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ddrillic
Ultra Champion

The best practice is to install on top of the existing installation.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Forwarder/6.5.1/Forwarder/Upgradethenixuniversalforwarder

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Btw, why not to the latest 6.5.x version?

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ddrillic
Ultra Champion

The best practice is to install on top of the existing installation.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Forwarder/6.5.1/Forwarder/Upgradethenixuniversalforwarder

It says -

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Btw, why not to the latest 6.5.x version?

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burwell
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You will want your heads and indexers to be at or exceed your forwarder version, by the way.

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heats
Explorer

University fun! We're transitioning our Splunk service to a central service and they're only at 6.4.2. Womp womp! Thank you ddrillic!

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