2010-04-23 MonitorWare Agent 7.1 Final Released

Monday, April 26th, 2010

MonitorWare Agent 7.1 Released

Adiscon is proud to announce the 7.1 release of MonitorWare Agent.
This release includes important new features and minor bug fixes. New features are:

  • Old-Style Format Emulation for Event Parameters – the old Windows Event Log
    system contained numbered parameters (name "ParamX" in our implementation). The new
    style implementation (e.g Windows 7, Windows Server 2008) does not support them in the same way.
    The Event Log Monitor V2 is still able to provide parameters in the "old style" format,
    what means that log analysis scripts can receive a consistent stream of data for both
    new style and old style Windows events.

  • Improved Support for NetApp Filer and similar devices
    which enables to integrate their event logs into a central repository.
    For this, EventReporter is executed on a Windows system and pulls NetApp Events via
    the NetApp event log API. Note that there are various modes for doing this, and
    all of them have some specifics in addition to the "usual" requirements found in
    the Microsoft API specification. EventReporter knows these specifics and has special
    code to work with them.

  • Support for old-style Windows Event Log Backup Files
    Current Windows releases (like Windows 2008 Server) cannot read event log backup files
    from older Windows systems utilizing the old-style event API.
    This holds also true for event log files created by third-party applications in that
    format (and there are such third-party applications). EventReporter is capable to read
    and process these files on any Windows platform, including the most recent ones.

For more details read the

version history

Version 7.1 is a free download.
Customers with existing 10.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to sales@adiscon.com. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.

MonitorWare Agent 7.1 Released (Build-IDs: Service 7.1.392, Client 7.1.1307)

Monday, April 26th, 2010

MonitorWare Agent 7.1 Released

Release Date: 2010-04-26

Build-IDs: Service 7.1.392, Client 7.1.1307

New Additions

 

  • EventLog Monitor V2
    – Added %ParamX% emulation Option in EventLog Monitor V2
  • EventLog Monitor V1
    – Changed Checksum verification method, so it works along with third party Eventlog applications like NETAPP Filer.
    – Implemented Fallback method to reading and process EventLog *.evt Backupfiles created on Windows XP/2003 or earlier. This workaround is needed to process these files on Windows VISTA/7/2008.
  • Send Mail Action
    – Added Switch to support old localized date header. This is needed for mail readers, that do not support UTC in date header.
  • PlaySound Action
    – Due the security service hardening in Windows, the PlaySound Action will not work on Windows VISTA/7/2008 anymore, unless you run the service in console mode.

 

Bugfixes

 

  • EventLog Monitor V2
    – Added missing check if rule processing failed.
  • EventLog Monitor V1
    – Hardened Checksum Method against various race conditions.
  • Forward Syslog Action
    – Fixed Action error handling of the Connect attempt failed.

 

You can download Free Trial Version of
MonitorWare Agent.