Added reference to helper tool found here:
I discovered this tool here:
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.
Updated splunkbase URL with app-number/ID.
# Upgrade Planner for Splunk Add-on for Windows
# This app is based pramarily on this link:
# 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!
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).
* **Gregg Woodcock** - Woodcock@Splunxter.com
Splunk AppInspect evaluates Splunk apps against a set of Splunk-defined criteria to assess the validity and security of an app package and components.
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