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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 6.1.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, and customers must find an alternative.

Platform support

  • Splunk platform support: Supported platforms for Splunk 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 7 and Windows 8 x86 & x86_64: Enterprise support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 x86 & x86_64 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Free/Trial & Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.1 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Windows Vista x86 & x86_64: Free/Trial & Universal Forwarder support for Windows Vista x86 & x86_64 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.1 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Solaris 8 x86_64 & SPARC: Universal forwarder support for Solaris 8 x86_64 and SPARC has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Solaris 9 x86, x86_64, & SPARC: Universal forwarder support for Solaris 9 x86, x86_64, & SPARC has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Solaris 10 x86-32: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Solaris 10 x86-32 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.1 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • 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 6.1 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • FreeBSD 7.x x86: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for FreeBSD 7.x x86 has been deprecated, and might be removed in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.1 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • FreeBSD 7.x x86_64: All support for FreeBSD 7.x x86_64 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • FreeBSD 8.x x86 and x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for FreeBSD 8.x x86 and x86_64 has been deprecated, and might be removed in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.1 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 6.1 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Linux Kernel 2.4 x86: Universal Forwarder support for Linux Kernel 2.4 x86 has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • AIX 5.3: Universal Forwarder support for AIX 5.3 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 6.1 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for Itanium: Enterprise & Free/Trial support for HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for Itanium has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.1 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for PA-RISC: Universal Forwarder support for HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for PA-RISC has been deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.

Platforms removed

  • None.

Browser support

Browsers deprecated

  • Firefox 10: Browser support has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release. For Firefox support, use the latest version.

Browsers removed

  • Internet Explorer versions 7 and 8: Browser support has been removed because they have either been marked as end-of-life by Microsoft or are no longer widely used. Support for these browsers might be removed entirely in a future release. For Internet Explorer support, use versions 9, 10, or 11.

Feature support

The following features have been deprecated or removed from Splunk version 6.1:

Features deprecated

  • The datamodel/acceleration Representational State Transfer (REST) endpoint has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Support for the reiserfs file system has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Support for indexing data on HP_UX has been deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.

Features removed

  • The multi-tenant deployment server feature has been removed.

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk: 6.1 , 6.1.1 , 6.1.2 , 6.1.3 , 6.1.4 View the Article History for its revisions.


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