Splunk Syslog Server Upgrade

Upgrading your Splunk Syslog server is very easy in comparison to some other upgrades that I have done. First of all this guide is upgrading from an ubuntu server running version 4.2 to 4.3. If you are not doing that upgrade I recommend going to their link and going through their guide here.

Here are the commands to do so:

First download the upgrade version, 4.3.4:

wget -O splunk-4.3.4-136012-linux-2.6-amd64.deb ‘http://www.splunk.com/page/download_track?file=4.3.4/splunk/linux/splunk-4.3.4-136012-linux-2.6-amd64.deb&ac=&wget=true&name=wget&typed=releases’

Second is simply stopping the server:

sudo SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk stop

Third is install:

sudo dpkg -i splunk-4.3.4-136012-linux-2.6-amd64.deb

Finally start the server again:

sudo /opt/splunk/bin/splunk start

Enjoy and if you have any questions comment or send me a message on the contact me page

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