Splunk Enterprise

Python Migration Path

sanjubaba
Path Finder

I want to upgrade Python 2.7 to Python 3.7 to work with Splunk Enterprise 8.1 version. Can someone please guide me through the migration path of python?

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @sanjubaba,

as @richgalloway said, Splunk 8.x has both Python 2.7 and Python 3.7.

It's also avalilable an app to check your apps before migration to Splunk Readiness App (https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4698/) and in Splunk 8.2 there's an app called  Python Readiness App ( https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/5483/) that guides you to the migration.

Anyway in Splunk 8.x you can use both the versions, but version 2.x is deprecated so soon will be in phase-out.

if you install Spunk 8 without any option, Splunk continue to use Python 2.7, but you can force python 3.7 adding a parameter in server.conf

python.version=python3

You can find morte infos at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.0/Installation/PlanPython3 

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Splunk comes with both Python 2.7 and Python 3.7, at least for now, so you don't have to do anything to install Python 3.  Support for Python 2 will be dropped soon, however.

You do need to make sure any Python code in your apps support both Python 2 and Python 3.  As mentioned in your posting on this topic, the Splunk Upgrade Readiness app can help you modify your code.

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sanjubaba
Path Finder

@richgalloway does Splunk enterprise 8.1.X also supports python 2.7?

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