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RHEL 5 servers Universal Forwarder Upgrade


Hi Team,

Currently we are planning to upgrade our core Splunk Cloud instance from to 8.x and above so when checked the Splunk Upgrade Dashboard i got around 20+ servers  for which the Universal Forwarder  needs to be upgraded for those machines since currently they are running with 6.5.1 version.

So when i checked the OS for those servers it seems to be RHEL 5 (5.11) version and the kernel version is 2.6.18-439.el5 so when i checked the following link:



I can able to see there are latest version of Universal Forwarder available so can i go ahead and upgrade with latest version?


Also want to know is the Kernel version (2.6.18-439.el5) is 32 bit or 64 bit as well and which one would be the recommended UF i can go ahead and upgrade so that it can clear the road blocker for the core Splunk Cloud upgrade from 7.2.91. to 8.x



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While looking at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.5/Installation/Systemrequirements it says, version 8.0.5 Universal Forwarder supported for Linux Kernel version 2.6. I'll suggest to upgrade one of the UF in test environment and then proceed for production.



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to get information is kernel 32 or 64 bit you can use e.g. next commands:

  • uname -i (i386 or x86_64)
  • arch

r. Ismo

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