Release Notes

 


Deprecated features

Deprecated features

Important: This page is a work in progress. Expect frequent near-term updates.

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 is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Free/Trial & Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.0 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 is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. See Platforms removed for additional information about Windows Vista.
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Windows Server 2003 x86 & x86_64 is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.0 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Solaris 8 x86_64 & SPARC: Universal forwarder support for Solaris 8 x86_64 and SPARC is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. See Platforms removed for additional information about Solaris 8.
  • Solaris 9 x86, x86_64, & SPARC: Universal forwarder support for Solaris 9 x86, x86_64, & SPARC is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. See Platforms removed for additional information about Solaris 9.
  • Solaris 10 x86-32: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Solaris 10 x86-32 is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.0 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • FreeBSD 7.x x86: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for FreeBSD 7.x x86 is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.0 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • Linux Kernel 2.4 x86: Universal Forwarder support for Linux Kernel 2.4 x86 is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. See Platforms removed for additional information about Linux Kernel 2.4.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Enterprise and Free/Trial support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.0 and there are currently no plans to reduce support.
  • AIX 5.3: Universal Forwarder support for AIX 5.2 is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for Itanium: Enterprise & Free/Trial support for HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for Itanium is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release. Universal Forwarder packages remain generally available in 6.0 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 is deprecated, and might be removed entirely in a future release.

Platforms removed

  • Windows XP x86 and x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is removed.
  • Windows Vista x86 and x86_64: Enterprise support is removed.
  • Solaris 8 x86, x86_64, and SPARC: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is removed.
  • Solaris 9 x86 and SPARC: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is removed.
  • FreeBSD 6.x x86 & x86_64: Universal Forwarder support is removed.
  • AIX 5.2: All support is removed.
  • AIX 5.3: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is removed.
  • Linux kernel 2.4 x86: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is removed.
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: All support is removed.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Enterprise support is removed.
  • HP-UX 11i v2 & v3 for PA-RISC: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is removed.

Feature support

The following features have been deprecated or removed from Splunk version 6.0:

Features deprecated

  • license_audit.log: Use license_usage.log instead.
  • The SplunkLightForwarder app. Use a universal forwarder instead. If you are using an app that still requires the light forwarder, see "Deploy a light forwarder" in the Forwarding Data manual.
  • Pre-trained CSV and IIS sourcetypes using the CHECK_FOR_HEADER attribute. Use the INDEXED_EXTRACTIONS and associated attributes instead.
  • The crawl search command.
  • The ability to deploy in multi-tenant environments using tenants.conf on a deployment server.

Features removed

  • The Indexing Volume View is being removed. To use the new License Usage Report View, choose Activity > System Activity > Server > License Usage on your License Master instance.
  • The following deprecated Advanced XML modules have been removed:
    • AsciiTimeline
    • CakeBrushFormatter
    • DistributedSearchServerChooser
    • MultiplexSparkline
    • SimpleEventsViewer
  • FlashCharts support within Simple XML: Flash charts will no longer be supported in Simple XML.
  • Application.js and application.css: These files have been replaced by dashboard.js and dashboard.css.

Deprecated features and platforms will continue to work and Splunk will support them through the 6.0.x lifecycle. However, customers should begin planning now for the future removal of these features from the supported set of products.

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk: 6.0 , 6.0.1 , 6.0.2 , 6.0.3 View the Article History for its revisions.


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