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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 until support is removed. However, customers should begin to plan now for the future removal of support.

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 the Splunk platform, 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 8.1 x86_64: Free/Trial support is deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Windows 8.1 x86_32: Free/Trial support is deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x86_64: Universal Forwarder support is deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 x86-64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.
  • Mac OS X 10.11: Free/Trial and Universal Forwarder support is deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.

Removed platforms

None.

File systems removed

None.

Browser support

Browsers deprecated

None.

Browsers removed

None.

Feature support

The following features have been deprecated or removed in Splunk Enterprise version 7.2:

Deprecated features

In version 7.2.2, use of literals.conf is deprecated. Use messages.conf to modify notifications that display in Splunk Web.

Advance notice: EOL of the Django Web Framework in the upcoming 7.3 release. The Django Bindings feature of the Splunk Web Framework deprecated in Splunk Enterprise 6.3 will be removed in the upcoming 7.3 release. Apps and dashboards that use Django Bindings will no longer work in Splunk Enterprise 7.3 and later releases. For future development, Splunk recommends that you use other features of the Splunk Web Framework, such as Simple XML extensions and HTML dashboards.

Removed features

No features are removed in this release.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8


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