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Upgrade from Splunk 6.2.1 to 8.2.4 with enterprise perpetual license

vernikose
Engager

Hello,

I would like to know if its possible to upgrade from Splunk 6.2.1 to 8.2.4 having an enterprise perpetual license?

If not, what do I have to do?

Thank you all in advance

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gcusello
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Hi @vernikose,

yes: you can upgrade your Splunk but you have to perform a multistep upgrade path:

  • from 6.2.1 to 7.1.x
  • from 7.1.x to 8.0.1
  • from 8.0.x to 8.2.4.

And there's a precedence in Splunk Servers:

  • Master Node,
  • Indexers,
  • Search Heads,
  • Deployer,
  • Deployment Server,
  • Heavy Forwarders,
  • Universal Forwarders

to respect for each upgrade step.

About the license, if you have a perpetual license, you will pay only the maintenance on your perpetual license.

Then if you need more license, you will have a mixed license:

  • a perpetual part and you have to pay the annual maintenance,
  • an yearly term license (without annual maintenance.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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vernikose
Engager

Thank you @gcusello !

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gcusello
Legend

Hi @vernikose,

good for you, see next time!

Ciao and happy splunking.

Giuseppe

P.S.: Karma Points are appreciated 😉

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vernikose
Engager

Thank you @gcusello 

Just one clarification, the license expires in 2038 what kind of maintenance do I have to pay?  And if indeed I have to pay, how can I do it?

 

Thank you so much

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gcusello
Legend

Hi @vernikose,

you have to ask to the Splunk Partner that sell to you the license, if you don't have, you can ask directly to Splunk Sales.

Beware that probably they will ask you to pay the maintenance from the maintenance expiration date.

It's strange that they didn't ask you to pay maintenence!

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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gcusello
Legend

Hi @vernikose,

yes: you can upgrade your Splunk but you have to perform a multistep upgrade path:

  • from 6.2.1 to 7.1.x
  • from 7.1.x to 8.0.1
  • from 8.0.x to 8.2.4.

And there's a precedence in Splunk Servers:

  • Master Node,
  • Indexers,
  • Search Heads,
  • Deployer,
  • Deployment Server,
  • Heavy Forwarders,
  • Universal Forwarders

to respect for each upgrade step.

About the license, if you have a perpetual license, you will pay only the maintenance on your perpetual license.

Then if you need more license, you will have a mixed license:

  • a perpetual part and you have to pay the annual maintenance,
  • an yearly term license (without annual maintenance.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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