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Upgrade Planner for Splunk Add-on for Windows

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Overview
You are safe to upgrade once all of the "Knowledge Object" panels (the ones below the linechart panel) show nothing. The main documentation to read (that is the basis for this app) is here: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/WindowsAddOn/latest/User/Upgrade. For support with this app or ANY OTHER SPLUNK ASSISTANCE INCLUDING HEALTH-CHECKS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, contact Splunxter at Woodcock@Splunxter.com.

Release Notes

Version 1.0.0
Aug. 29, 2019
Version 0.9.2
Aug. 9, 2019

Add notes regarding the necessity to have settings for "index=" which Splunk removed from the file in the "default" folders. If you don't catch this, your events will EITHER be dropped or, if you have setup a "lastChanceIndex", they will end up there.

Version 0.9.1
July 11, 2019

Updated splunkbase URL with app-number/ID.

Version 0.9.0
July 11, 2019

Upgrade Planner for Splunk Add-on for Windows

This app is based pramarily on this link:

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/WindowsAddOn/6.0.0/User/Upgrade

It tells you everything that you need to know to ensure that

you do not experience breakage/outage when upgrading to v5 or v6

of the "Splunk Add-on for Windows" (AKA "Splunk_TA_windows").

1: Deploy app to your Monitoring Console

2: Follow the suggestions in the first 2 panels to clear the other panels.

3: Upgrade the apps.

4: PROFIT!

Perrequisites

The pre-requisites for the add-on are as follows;

All Nodes: Splunk version 6.6 or higher

Installing & Deploying the App

Installation instructions are as follows;
1) Ensure that Splunk everywhere is updated to Splunk version 6.0 or later.
Deploying to earlier versions is silly because Splunk_TA_windows v5*+
is not compatible for those versions.
2) Deploy app.
3) Use the dashboards to make changes to ensure a clean upgrde.
4) Upgrade the Splunk_TA_windows app.

Splunk Monitoring Console:
App works best on Monitoring Console but you should run it on every search head.

Testing & Troubleshooting

This app consists of 1 dashboard and it either works or doesn't (it will).

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