2017-07-24 MonitorWare Agent 11.2 released

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Adiscon is proud to announce the 11.2 release of MonitorWare Agent.

Besides some bugfixes (See Version History for details) a few new features have been added to this minor release. Most important is the ability to use regular expressions as compare operation when filtering properties. Properties can also be converted into IPv4 or IPv6 Addresses now, and the Syslog Priority/Facility can be overwritten in the Syslog Action.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 11.2 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 11.2 Released (Build-IDs: Service 11.2.0.502, Client 11.2.0.1580)

Monday, July 24th, 2017

MonitorWare Agent 11.2 Released

Build-IDs: Service 11.2.0.502, Client 11.2.0.1580

Features

  • Syslog Action: Added support to overwrite Syslog Priority/Facility
  • SNMP Trap Receiver: Added support to print OCTET STRINGS with format hints. Format hints are now properly used using internal NET-SNMP functions. Support for encoding detection does not work for those SNMP Variables.
  • File Action: Added option to control the Filehandle timeout when using dynamic filenames.
  • Property Engine: Added two new property replacer options "toipv4address" and "toipv6address" to resolve a property into a valid IPv4 or IPv6 Address.
  • Filter Engine: Implemented a new regular expressions compare operation.
    More details on how to use REGEX can be found in the new documentation.
  • Configuration Reload: Added new options to add a random delay between configuration checks. The delay is limited to 60 seconds as it will also delay the service control manager communication.

Bugfixes

  • SNMP Monitor: Fixed internal crash when using multiple SNMP Monitor Services.
  • Syslog Action: Fixed bug in Syslog Cache processing when saved messages were larger than 4096 bytes.
  • File Action: Fixed closing filehandles on very busy systems.
  • Filter Engine: Fixed Extended IP Filtering when using lower or greater compare operation.
  • Normalize Action: Removed incorrect NULL Byte at the end of the INPUT String.
  • File Configuration: Fixed reading Filter values containing backslashes.
    They weren’t removed properly in filter values.

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2017-03-27 MonitorWare Agent 11.1 released

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Adiscon is proud to announce the 11.1 release of MonitorWare Agent.

MonitorWare Agent is now able to reload it’s configuration automatically if enabled (Which is done by the configuration client automatically on first start). It is not necessary to restart the service manually anymore.

Also there have been significant enhancements in the SNMP Trap Receiver handling SNMPv1 and new compressed output format.

Performance enhancing options have been added into EventLog Monitor V1 and V2 and in File Monitor to delay writing the last record/fileposition back to disk. This can incease performance on machines with a very high eventlog or file load.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 11.1 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 11.1 Released (Build-IDs: Service 11.1.0.494, Client 11.1.0.1576)

Monday, March 27th, 2017

MonitorWare Agent 11.1 Released

Build-IDs: Service 11.1.0.494, Client 11.1.0.1576

Features

  • Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.2k.
  • Configuration Reload: This is a big new core feature allowing the
    service to reload itself automatically after a configuration changed has
    been detected. The feature can be turned off in General-General Options if
    this new behavior is not wanted. By default auto reload will be enabled.
    The latest Configuration Client is required for the feature to fully work.
  • SNMP Receiver: Added new compressed output format for message property.
  • EventLog Monitor V2: Added new options to delay LastRecord save.
    Enabling this option will improve processing performance of machines with
    a high event volume.
  • EventLog Monitor V1: Added new option to delay LastRecord save. Enabling
    this option will improve processing performance of machines with a high
    event volume.
  • File Monitor: Added new option to delay LastFilePosition save. Enabling
    this option will improve processing performance when processing large
    growing files.
  • FileConfig: Changed datafile saving method, more reliable when the
    service is stopped unintentionally while updating data state files.
  • Send SNMP action: Added new variable for SNMPv1 AgentIP field. By
    default the property will be set to %source%.
  • Send Syslog Action: Added new option to enable/disable UTF8 BOM. Default
    is enabled like before, but it can be disabled now by configuration so the
    message won’t contain the UTF8 BOM.

Bugfixes

  • Property Engine: Fixed SystemID and CustomerID properties.
  • FileConfig: Due a missing property (FilterVersion), some of the global
    conditions in rule filters could not be used. This automatically fixes
    itself next time the configuration is saved with the Client.
  • Debug Logging: Completely rewritten debug output for Rule Engine
    (Filters) for better readability and analysis.
  • Fixed an compatibility issue on Windows 2003/XP (failed to start because
    WSAPoll API is missing).
  • FileConfig: Fixed an issue with invalid linefeeds when using includefile
    directive.
  • FileConfig: Fixed EnumRegkey emulation causing EventLog Monitor Services
    to load invalid eventlog channels.
  • Debug Logging: Moved RELP Debugging from minimal to internal
  • FileMonitor: Fixed issue rewriting filepointer updates each time when
    wildcards support was enabled.
  • SNMP Trap Receiver: Fixed handling of SNMPv1 Enterprise traps. All
    properties are now properly set.
  • SNMP Trap Receiver: Fixed shutdown of Service causing a problem when
    reloading configuration.

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2016-12-08 MonitorWare Agent 11.0 released

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Adiscon is proud to announce the 11.0 release of MonitorWare Agent.

MonitorWare Agent now fully supports Windows Server 2016 and is ready to be used in the most demanding environments. For this, integration in enterprise-systems like SNMP has been greatly enhanced and simplified.

Also, TLS encryption for the RELP protocol is now supported, including a brand-new updated RELP subsystem. As another highlight, internationalization has been enhanced by even better support and automatic detection of various character sets, including for example Japanese. This also offers proper message translation between e.g. SNMP and syslog messages and can be used to normalize message flows.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 11.0 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 11.0 Released (Build-IDs: Service 11.0.0.480, Client 11.0.0.1570)

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

MonitorWare Agent 11.0 Released

Build-IDs: Service 11.0.0.480, Client 11.0.0.1570

Features

  • Added Windows 2016 Support.
  • Updated Syslog RFC3195 liblogging library
  • Updated librelp library to 1.2.11
  • Updated net-snmp library to 5.7.3. Net-snmp debug messages are also printed into the Adiscon debug log now.
  • File Monitor: Added support for UTF16 Big Endian
  • SNMP Trap Receiver: Added support to read UTF8, Shiftjis, EUC-JP encoded strings in SNMP variables.

Bugfixes

  • File Configuration: Fixed an issue loading file configuration when invalid characters where within config files like UTF8 BOM.
  • Syslog Server: Fixed internal issue when receiving empty syslog messages.
  • Adiscon SNMP Libs: Increased string length to 65536. Also fixed wrong datetimestamp in comments.
  • File Action: Fixed multiple issues in output format related to different file encodings.
  • SNMP Trap Receiver: OID’s are printed as numbers again if mib resolving is disabled.

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2016-09-19 MonitorWare Agent 10.3 released

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Adiscon is proud to announce the 10.3 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This is a bugfixing release with minor feature update.

Most importantly, the Adiscon SNMP MIB now supports messages sizes up to 64k (previous limit was 255 characters). The OpenSSL Library has been updated to 1.0.2h. Bugs were fixed primarily in RELP and syslog forwarding processing and internal queue handling. For details please see the change log.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 10.3 is a free download. Customers with existing 9.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 10.3 Released (Build-IDs: Service 10.3.471, Client 10.3.1564)

Monday, September 19th, 2016

MonitorWare Agent 10.3 Released

Build-IDs: Service 10.3.471, Client 10.3.1564

Features

  • OpenSSL library updated to 1.0.2h.
  • Adiscon SNMP Mib:
    • Changed DisplayString limit from 255 characters to 65536. Now, strings above 255 characters can be send using the adiscon mibs.

Bugfixes

  • Send Syslog Action:
    • Fixed an issue with the "Disable processing, forward as it is" Option. RawSyslogMsg property is used instead of msg property.
  • Send Relp Action:
    • Fixed an issue in the Session Close shutdown procedure which could lead to leaking sessions on Relp Servers.
    • Fixed an issue setting a proper status on failure.
    • Fixed a problem handling socket failures.
  • File Action:
    • Fixed issue detecting the last used file on startup when Circular Logging is enabled.
  • Event Monitor V2:
    • Dynamic properties could break XML format if they contained spaces in their name. Spaces and control characters are now properly replaced with underscores.
  • Relp Listener:
    • Fixed Socketsystem startup if only one Relp Listener Service was configured without any other network related services.
  • Syslog Server:
    • Fixed an issue relaying the priority / facility properties on Syslog Forward. The prifac property was not properly recreated if the message source was Syslog
    • Fixed an issue with RFC5424 header parsing which partially parsed invalid formatted syslog messages. This broke the original message.
    • Fixed a parsing issue (TCP Protocol only) when the syslog header was missing. When the first characters were a number, TCP Syslog tried to detect octet framing. This failed but the beginning characters of the message were lost. Also octet framing was not disabled resulting in unexpected endings of the message.
    • Fixed an issue with RFC 3164 Syslog Header parsing when "take syslog source from msg" is enabled.
  • Property Replacer:
    • Date related options are now evaluated before and after the property is truncated. But only if a match before the string truncation was not successful.

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2016-04-04 MonitorWare Agent 10.2 released

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Adiscon is proud to announce the 10.2 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This is a maintenenance release for MonitorWare Agent, which includes Features and bugfixes.

There is a huge list of changes, but the most important is the enhanced support for file based configurations.

Also inbuild components like OpenSSL and NetSNMP have been updated to the latest versions.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 10.2 is a free download. Customers with existing 9.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 10.2 Released (Build-IDs: Service 10.2.466, Client 10.2.0.1559)

Monday, April 4th, 2016

MonitorWare Agent 10.2 Released

Build-IDs: Service 10.2.466, Client 10.2.0.1559

Features

  • Components:
    • Updated NET-SNMP 5.6.2.1 and OpenSSL 1.0.2e.
  • Engine:
    • Enabled support to parse MIBs with labels that contain underscores.
    • When using TLS Mode x509/Name, permitted peers will also checked against the certificate Subject Alternative Name (SAN) now.
  • DB Monitor:
    • Added option "Write LastDBIndex at frequent intervals" to support saving the LastDBIndex while processing data records. By default the LastIDIndex is only written after all database records have been processed. LastDBIndex can now be a 64Bit number (Was limited to 32Bit before).
  • EventLog Monitor V2:
    • Added new Option "Wait time after action failure" which specifies the wait time after an action error occurred. Without the wait time, the subscription would immediately hit again. It is most likely that the action failure was caused by network problems, so a wait time of (default value) 15 seconds is a reasonable default.
  • File Monitor:
    • Added regular expressions support for Message Separators. Also added Options to prepend or append message separators to the message.  When using regex message separators, it might be necessary to include the message separator into the message.
  • Syslog Action:
    • Added wait time doubling option for the Diskqueue feature. When enabled, the configured wait time will be doubled until the doubling limit is reached.
    • Added random wait time delay option for the Diskqueue feature. When enabled, a random wait time (up to the configured maximum) will be added to the configured wait time.
    • Added Overrun prevention delay option for the Diskqueue feature. When enabled, the action will sleep for the configured delay between each syslog message.
  • Services TestMode:
    • Added a testmode for Services, currently EventLog Monitor V1 & V2 and File Monitor are supported. When enabling the testmode for a certain service, it will process it’s Events/Files over and over again. So only use this setting for testing purpose.
  • File Based Configuration:
    • Added support for file includes. The feature can be enabled by setting one or both options in the Client Options called "Create individual configuration files for Services" and "Create individual configuration files for RuleSets". When enabled, the configuration client will split Services and/or Rulesets into separated files. The main configuration file will include these files by a pattern. The Service itself is able to read includes within includes up to a depth level to 10. When using custom (hand written) configuration with includes, the configuration client will only be able to read them. However the client will not be able to maintain (Save) the custom configuration structure.
  • Command line:
    • Added handler for CTRL+C when running the Service in console mode

Bugfixes

  • EventLog Monitor V2:
    • When using the subscription method (Default), Events could get lost when an action failed to process. Action error handling has been corrected now and works similar like in EventLog Monitor V1.
  • DB Monitor:
    • Fixed loading/saving LastDBIndex value when Service runs in fileconfig mode.
  • Syslog Server:
    • Fixed a problem receiving RFC3195RAW messages.
    • Fixed message timeout handling when no message separator was enabled in Syslog TCP mode.
  • File Action:
    • When using Custom Format, a trailing NULL Byte was written into the file. This was considered a bug, so the NULL Byte is not written anymore.
  • Syslog Action:
    • Fixed an issue when diskqueue files were corrupt. Now corrupted entries are skipped properly.
    • In some cases when the Action was in diskqueue mode, it could happen that the internal retry failed. Cached syslog messages wouldn’t be sent until the service restart.
  • SSL/TLS:
    • Actions with support for SSL/TLS (like Send Syslog Action) could fail to send messages if the recipient closed the connection during meantime. The handling of closed connections has been hardened now when TLS/SSL is enabled.
  • Command line:
    • Fixed handling when using more than one command line option
  • File Based Configuration:
    • Fixed a bug reading general options from File configuration.
    • Fixed an issue reading and writing into correct data directories when using custom locations.
    • Fixed an issue detecting if data state files need to be reloaded.
    • Fixed problem reading of Rule and ActionCount properly introduced due changes in the configuration client of build 456.
    • Better error handling when configfile is missing or not accessible.
  • Configuration client:
    • When deleting an item in a datagrid, the Confirm/reset Button become clickable now to save or reset the changes.
    • Added missing password encryption checkbox in DB Monitor configuration.
    • Added missing LastDBIndex in DB Monitor configuration.
    • Fixed timestamp for "EventLog Legacy Format" INSERT
    • Fixed invisible encryption checkbox for password fields (Like ODBC Action)
    • Fixed an issue of unwanted LastRecord saving when changing eventlog channels settings.
    • The little "Save" Button has been changed to a "Confirm" which is more precisely.
    • Corrected Min/Max values for General->Queue Limit Setting.
    • Removed invisible click areas for all checkboxes and radio buttons.
    • Fixed loading of "Processed Files" in File Monitor when running in file config format.
    • Changed error handling when exporting configuration in file format.
    • Fixed incorrect trimming of spaces at the end of text variables (problem only affected file based configurations)

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