Deployment Architecture

Compatibility between forwarders and indexers

AaronMoorcroft
Communicator

Hi Guys,

I could do with upgrading all our forwarders, mainly 5.0.2 on Windows to the latest forwarder build 6.2.2, the potential issue being that our indexer is 5.0.2. This will be upgraded also but not for a while, so my question is if I go ahead and upgrade the current forwarders from 5.0.2 up to 6.2.2 will they continue to work with a 5.0.2 Indexer ?

Thank you

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi AaronMoorcroft,

check the docs http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.2/Forwarding/Compatibilitybetweenforwardersandindexe... where you can find the following statement:

 6.x forwarders (universal/light/heavy) are backwards compatible down to 5.0.x indexers.

Hope that helps ...

cheers, MuS

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jeffland
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It shouldn't be a problem to use 6.x forwarders with 5.x indexers, based on this documentation.

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi AaronMoorcroft,

check the docs http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.2/Forwarding/Compatibilitybetweenforwardersandindexe... where you can find the following statement:

 6.x forwarders (universal/light/heavy) are backwards compatible down to 5.0.x indexers.

Hope that helps ...

cheers, MuS

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jeffland
Champion

Meh, you were seconds faster... 🙂

AaronMoorcroft
Communicator

cheers pal 🙂

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AaronMoorcroft
Communicator

That's spot on, thank you very much for that, now I guess I have some work to do :$

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