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Does Splunk no longer support FreeBSD?

nLights
Engager

I have not been able to find any downloadable version of 6.3.x Enterprise for FreeBSD.
Is this a temporary situation or has support for FreeBSD been dropped, and if so what was the reason?

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piebob
Motivator

only the Splunk Universal Forwarder is available on FreeBSD: http://www.splunk.com/en_us/download/universal-forwarder.html

Splunk Enterprise has not been available on any version of FreeBSD since 6.3.
(compare http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.0/Installation/Systemrequirements#Unix_operating_sys... to
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.6/Installation/Systemrequirements#Unix_operating_sys... )

Enterprise support for FreeBSD was discontinued due to low customer demand compared to the cost of development and testing given the complex nature of the Enterprise platform. however, you can continue to get data from FreeBSD systems using the Universal Forwarder, which we will continue to support on the broader range of *nix platforms.

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piebob
Motivator

only the Splunk Universal Forwarder is available on FreeBSD: http://www.splunk.com/en_us/download/universal-forwarder.html

Splunk Enterprise has not been available on any version of FreeBSD since 6.3.
(compare http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.0/Installation/Systemrequirements#Unix_operating_sys... to
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.6/Installation/Systemrequirements#Unix_operating_sys... )

Enterprise support for FreeBSD was discontinued due to low customer demand compared to the cost of development and testing given the complex nature of the Enterprise platform. however, you can continue to get data from FreeBSD systems using the Universal Forwarder, which we will continue to support on the broader range of *nix platforms.

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nLights
Engager

Thank you for a quick reply! Sadly not the answer I was hoping for since I was in the process of deploying on that platform.
Any chance that support will return in the future?

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piebob
Motivator

it's unlikely that support will return in the future unless the data we have for usage on that platform changes significantly. i hope you're able to make do with the UF and pick another, supported platform for your main Splunk Enterprise deployment.

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