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Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics

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Upgrade from Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics version 4.2.0 to version 4.2.1

Perform the following steps to upgrade from version 4.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics to version 4.2.1.

Upgrade your DCS

  1. Stop the scheduler from the Collection Configuration page of Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics.
  2. Stop your Splunk instance.
  3. Get the package Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics.
  4. Extract the contents of the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics to the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps directory.

Upgrade your DCN

  1. Stop your Splunk instance.
  2. Get the packages listed below:
  3. Extract the contents of the above to the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps directory.

Upgrade your indexer

Steps for on-prem deployment

From the backend

  1. Stop the Splunk on the indexer.
  2. Get the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics Indexes package.
  3. Extract the contents of the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics Indexes to the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps directory.

From the Splunk UI

  1. Open Splunk on the Indexer.
  2. Navigate to Find more apps.
  3. Search for the below require package and install it:
    1. Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics Indexes

Steps for cloud deployment

  1. Open Splunk on the Search Head.
  2. Navigate to Find more apps.
  3. Search for the below required package and install it:
    1. Splunk Add-on for VMware Indexes

Upgrade your search head

Steps for on-prem deployment

From the backend

  1. Stop the Splunk on the indexer.
  2. Get the following packages:
    1. Splunk Add-on for VMware ESXi logs
    2. Splunk Add-on for vCenter logs
  3. Extract the contents of the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics Indexes to the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps directory.

From the Splunk UI

  1. Open Splunk on the search head.
  2. Navigate to Find more apps.
  3. Search for the below required package and install them:
    1. Splunk Add-on for VMware ESXi logs
    2. Splunk Add-on for vCenter logs

Steps for cloud deployment

  1. Open Splunk on the Search Head.
  2. Navigate to Find more apps.
  3. Search for the below required package and install them:
    1. Splunk Add-on for VMware ESXi logs
    2. Splunk Add-on for vCenter logs

Upgrade dedicated ESXi log forwarder

  1. Stop Splunk on the search head.
  2. Get the Splunk Add-on for VMware ESXi logs packages.
  3. Extract the contents of the packages to the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps directory.

Upgrade dedicated vCenter log forwarder

  1. Stop Splunk on the search head.
  2. Get the Splunk Add-on for vCenter logs packages per the requirement.
  3. Extract the contents of the packages to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps directory.

Start Splunk

  1. Start Splunk on the DCN, scheduler, and indexer instances after upgrading them.
  2. Start the scheduler from the Collection Configuration page of Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics on the scheduler machine.
Last modified on 20 October, 2021
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