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Deprecated features

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 will continue to work and Splunk will support them through the 6.2.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.

Platforms deprecated

  • Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64: Universal forwarder support for Windows Server 2003 has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Solaris 10 and 11 SPARC: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Solaris 10 and 11 SPARC has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available for 6.2 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • FreeBSD 8.x x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for FreeBSD 8.x x86 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.2 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • FreeBSD 9.x x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for FreeBSD 9.x x86_64 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.2 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Mac OS X 10.8: Free/Trial & Universal Forwarder support for Mac OS X 10.8 has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • AIX 6.1 and 7.1: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for AIX 6.1 and 7.1 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.2 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.

Platforms removed

  • Windows 7 and Windows 8 x86 & x86_64: Enterprise support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 x86 & x86_64 has been removed. Free/Trial and Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.2 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Windows Vista x86 & x86_64: All support for Windows Vista x86 & x86_64 has been removed.
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64 has been removed. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.2 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Windows XP x86 & x86_64: All support for Windows XP x86 & x86_64 has been removed.
  • Solaris 8 x86_64 & SPARC: All support for Solaris 8 x86_64 and SPARC has been removed.
  • Solaris 9 x86, x86_64, & SPARC: All support for Solaris 9 x86, x86_64, & SPARC has been removed.
  • Solaris 10 x86-32: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Solaris 10 x86-32 has been removed. Universal Forwarder support has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • FreeBSD 7.x x86: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for FreeBSD 7.x x86 has been removed. Universal Forwarder support for FreeBSD 7.x x86 has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • FreeBSD 7.x x86_64: All support for FreeBSD 7.x x86_64 has been removed.
  • FreeBSD 8.x x86: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for FreeBSD 8.x x86 has been removed. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.2 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Linux Kernel 2.4 x86: All support for Linux Kernel 2.4 x86 has been removed.
  • Mac OS X 10.7: All support for Mac OS X 10.7 has been removed.
  • AIX 5.3: All support for AIX 5.3 has been removed.
  • HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for Itanium: Enterprise & Free/Trial support for HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for Itanium has been removed. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.2 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for PA-RISC: All support for HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for PA-RISC has been removed.

Browser support

Browsers deprecated

  • None.

Browsers removed

  • None.

Feature support

The following features have been deprecated or removed from Splunk Enterprise version 6.2:

Features deprecated

  • FSchange monitor: Use auditd and monitor the file output on *nix, or enable auditing of the Security Event Log and monitor file access events on Windows.
  • Search Head Pooling over the Network File System (NFS) protocol. As an alternative, configure search head clustering.
  • Simple XML dashboard, "list" visualization type.
  • Simple XML row grouping. Row grouping has been replaced by the <panel> node in Simple XML.
  • Simple XML <searchString>, <searchTemplate>, <searchName>, and <searchPostProcess> elements. As of version 6.2 these elements are replaced by the new <search> element.
  • Simple XML <earliestTime> and <latestTime> elements. As of version 6.2 these elements are replaced by <earliest> and <latest> elements.
  • Simple XML <populatingSearch> and <populatingSavedSearch> elements. As of version 6.2 these elements are replaced by the new <search> element.
  • Simple XML link attributes <link field="..."> and <link series="..."> used in drilldown to constrain an action to a certain field. As of version 6.1 these elements are replaced by the new <condition field="..."> element.

Features removed

  • IT data block signing
  • Audit signing
  • Event hashing
  • PDF Report Server App

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk: 6.2.0 , 6.2.1 View the Article History for its revisions.


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