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Deprecated features

This page lists computing platforms, browsers, and features for which Splunk has deprecated or removed support.

What does "deprecated" mean?

Deprecated features and platforms continue to work and Splunk supports them through the 6.3.x lifecycle. However, customers should begin planning now for the future removal of these features from the supported set of products.

What does "removed" mean?

When Splunk removes support for a feature, browser, or platform, it means that the feature, browser, or platform no longer works with Splunk Enterprise, and customers must find an alternative.

Platform support

  • Splunk Enterprise platform support: Supported platforms for Splunk Enterprise will be identified as either Enterprise, Free/Trial, or Universal Forwarder.
    • Enterprise: Full Splunk features and functions.
    • Free/Trial: May be downloaded for demo and free use. May not support all features and functions.
    • Universal Forwarder: Platforms that support the Splunk universal forwarder.

Deprecated platforms

  • Windows Server 2008 x86 & x86_64: Enterprise, Free/Trial, and Universal Forwarder support for Windows Server 2008 x86 & x86_64 has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • FreeBSD 8.x x86: Universal Forwarder support for FreeBSD 8.x x86 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 x86-32: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Linux Kernel 2.6 x86-32 has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available.
  • HP-UX 11i v2 for Itanium-64: Universal Forwarder support for HP-UX 11i v2 for Itanium-64 has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.

Removed platforms

  • Windows 8 x86_64: Enterprise support for Windows 8 x86_64 has been removed. Free/Trial and Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available.
  • Windows 7 x86_64: Enterprise support for Windows 7 x86_64 has been removed. Free/Trial and Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available.
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64: All support for Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64 has been removed.
  • FreeBSD 9.x x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for FreeBSD 9.x x86_64 has been removed. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available.
  • FreeBSD 8.x x86_64: All support for FreeBSD 8.x x86_64 has been removed.
  • FreeBSD 7.x x86: Universal Forwarder support for FreeBSD 7.x has been removed.
  • Mac OS X 10.8: All support for Mac OS X 10.8 has been removed.
  • Solaris 10 x86-32: Universal Forwarder support for Solaris 10 x86-32 has been removed.
  • Solaris 10 and 11 SPARC: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Solaris 10 and 11 SPARC has been removed. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available.
  • AIX 6.1 and 7.1: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for AIX 6.1 and 7.1 has been removed. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available.

File systems removed

  • Reiser3. All support for the Reiser3 file system has been removed.

Browser support

Browsers deprecated

  • Internet Explorer version 9. Support for this browser has been deprecated and will be removed entirely in a future release. Also, Microsoft has declared that it will no longer support browsers earlier than Internet Explorer version 11 after January 12, 2016. See "Internet Explorer End of Support" on the Microsoft website.

Browsers removed

  • None.

Feature support

The following features have been deprecated or removed in Splunk Enterprise version 6.3:

Deprecated features

  • Advanced XML. Apps and dashboards that use Advanced XML continue to work. However, for future development Splunk recommends that you use Simple XML.
  • The Django Bindings feature of the Splunk Web Framework. Apps and dashboards that use Django Bindings will continue to work. However, for future development Splunk recommends that you use other features of the Splunk Web Framework, such as Simple XML extensions and HTML dashboards.
  • The Simple XML <seed> tag. In Simple XML <form> code blocks, use <initialValue instead of <seed>. For compatibility, Simple XML still respects the <seed> tag, but Splunk no longer documents this tag.
  • The Simple XML <option name = "previewResults"> tag. The searchTemplate tag supported this tag, but has also been deprecated.
  • The "Run a Script" alert action. The alert action is still available, but might be removed in a future release. Use the custom alert action framework that was introduced in Splunk Enterprise 6.3.
  • The charting.axisLabelsY.majorLabelVisibility and charting.axisLabelsY.majorTickSize attributes of the <chart> tag in Simple XML. These attributes might be removed in a future release.

Removed features

App support

Support for the Splunk Deployment Monitor App has been removed. In Splunk Enterprise 6.3 and later, the Distributed Management Console (DMC) feature replaces the functionality of the Splunk Deployment Monitor App.

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Comments

Hi Maxi, we will look into this one and circle back with you. We removed all support for Windows Server 2003 in 6.3 and later, so this might just be an oversight in updating the packages listed on the downloads page.

Andrewb splunk, Splunker
October 9, 2017

Hey guys,

Quick question, so we say that we actually deprecated W2003 on 6.3, however there is support for it on 6.3.8 and 6.3.10 as per https://www.splunk.com/page/previous_releases/universalforwarder#x86_64windows. A customer of me, however, tried 6.3.10 on W2003 R2 and got a "The minimun Operating System version required to support this installation of UF has not been met.." error message.

Maxi (mbelarde@splunk.com)

M.

Mbelarde splunk, Splunker
October 9, 2017

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