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Will universal forwarder installs only work on specific OS versions?

Explorer

I was told that it didn't matter what version of the Universal forwarder I installed on my servers. Does it matter that much? If I have Server 2003, 2008 or 2012, can they all use the same version of the forwarder?

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SplunkTrust

The phrase "it doesn't matter which version of the UF you run" is typically used in reference to the version of Splunk that is running on the indexers. When it comes to operating systems, version matters because the list of supported OSs changes often. Be sure to check the Release Notes to make sure the version you want to use is supported on the desired OS.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The phrase "it doesn't matter which version of the UF you run" is typically used in reference to the version of Splunk that is running on the indexers. When it comes to operating systems, version matters because the list of supported OSs changes often. Be sure to check the Release Notes to make sure the version you want to use is supported on the desired OS.

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Explorer

thanks richgalloway.

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Splunk Employee
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@kekac00 Please accept @richgalloway's answer so the the question is marked as answered and proper Karma is assigned. 😉

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