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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

Upgrading Linux Versions 10.04 to 12.04

This is a simple process to upgrade from the 10.04 lucid to the newest 12.04 Precise Pangolin.  If you wish to force your LTS version to upgrade before the scheduled July force upgrade there are two simple commands:

do-release-upgrade -d


update-manager -d

Then there is a simple installation process to upgrade it.  If you have any further questions just comment and I will get back to you.