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Universal forwarder deprecated for Windows 2008 on Splunk 7.0.0?

pfabrizi
Path Finder

we are in the process of rolling SPLUNK to production very soon and we going with SPLUNK Enterprise 6.6.3 as we stood up some of the infrastructure before 7.0 release. Looking at the deprecated features support for Windows 2008 is removed.

What is the alternative?

Our process for deploying to endpoints has 45 day lead times, so a January deployment had a mid October deadline for submission. This is why we went with 6.6.2 UF.

Windows 8 x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is removed. Universal Forwarder support is deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.

• Windows 8 x86_32: All support (Enterprise, Free/Trial, and Universal Forwarder) is removed.

• Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x86_64: Enterprise and Free/Trial support is removed. Universal Forwarder support is deprecated and might be removed entirely in a future release.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Use an older version of the Universal Forwarder that is supported on your platform. It is not necessary for the UF version to match the Splunk Enterprise version.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Use an older version of the Universal Forwarder that is supported on your platform. It is not necessary for the UF version to match the Splunk Enterprise version.

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pfabrizi
Path Finder

so I can continue to use the 6.6.2 UF on my windows 2008 r1 and r2 servers even though release notes for SPLUNK 7.0 indicate support is removed?

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helge
Builder

Yes, that should not be a problem.

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pfabrizi
Path Finder

Thank You!

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