Splunk Enterprise

Forwarder Upgrade 2012

SirDrake7
Explorer

I am running Splunk 7.32 preparing to upgrade to Splunk 8.1.1 so I know I need to upgrade my forwarder's, before moving to Splunk 8 for compatibility. When I go to download the Universal Forwarder for my 2012 servers it only shows 7.3.8 as one compatible with 2012. So does that mean Splunk version 8 does not fully support Windows server 2012?

Thanks for any assistance.

 

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Correct, Splunk no longer supports Win2012.  You can, however, use older versions of the UF with Splunk 8 indexers.  See https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Forwarder/8.1.1/Forwarder/Compatibilitybetweenforwardersandind...

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SirDrake7
Explorer

So using the 7.x forwarder with the 8.x Indexer I will still have Events and Metrics which will allow me more time for my 2012 upgrades.  Thanks so much for your help.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Correct, Splunk no longer supports Win2012.  You can, however, use older versions of the UF with Splunk 8 indexers.  See https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Forwarder/8.1.1/Forwarder/Compatibilitybetweenforwardersandind...

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