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)

You can download Free Trial Version of MonitorWare Agent.

2015-06-03 MonitorWare Agent 10.1 released

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Adiscon is proud to announce the 10.1 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This is a maintenenance release for MonitorWare Agent. It includes some bugfixes as well as a new rule date condition which can be used to process events starting from a certain date. A new Service called Passive Syslog Listener which is bind to Syslog Queues has been added as well. It builds in Syslog Queues created by the new Syslog Queue Action. Please see the manual for more details about the new Service/Action.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 10.1 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 10.1 Released (Build-IDs: Service 10.1.453, Client 10.1.1538)

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

MonitorWare Agent 10.1 Released

Build-IDs: Service 10.1.453, Client 10.1.1538

Features

  • All internal errors are now logged into the EventLog when "Event Warnings" are enabled in general options.
  • Added Rule Date Conditions. By default a rule will always be processed. It can be set to only process messages generated since the installation or custom date.
  • Syslog Server: Added new Option to save original source into custom property when using "Take Source system from Syslog message" option.
  • SNMP Trap Receiver: Added option for resolving Snmp OID in short format (Last Portion only).
  • Added new service called "Passive SyslogListener": This is basically a TCP Listener who sends cached syslog messages (Fille by a Syslog Queue Action) to any client that connects.
  • Added new action called "Syslog Queue Action": This is a diskbased queue action who stores syslog formatted message into queuefiles. Syslog Queues can be processed and cleared by the Passive SyslogListener only.
  • File Monitor: Files are now opened with FILE_SHARE_DELETE flag which enables other applications to del

Bugfixes

  • SSL Connections: Fixed an issue not using custom configured certificates when TLS anon mod was used.
  • FileConfig Mode: Fixed a bug loading filters properly. Also added support for reloading data variables automatically.
  • Core Engine: Fixed an internal processing bug caused when rebuilding Messages from cache files.
  • Syslog Server: RFC 5424 header parsing fixed, a timestamp can be a NILVALUE now.
  • Syslog Server: Fixed bug ignoring "Take Source system from Syslog message" option when UDP was used.

You can download Free Trial Version of MonitorWare Agent.

MonitorWare Agent 10.0 Released (Build-IDs: Service 10.0.444, Client 10.0.1522)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

MonitorWare Agent 10.0 Released

Build-IDs: Service 10.0.444, Client 10.0.1522

Features

  • Faster core engine
  • New Configuration Client running on Microsoft .Net Framework. If wanted, the old client application can be installed manually as "MonitorWare Legacy Client".
  • The Agent can be switched from registry to file based configuration support. Requires usage of the new configuration client.
  • EventLog Monitor Classic(V1): Support for dynamic Eventlog files added.
    Kindly use an asterix (*) in the eventlog filename to activate it, for example: \\netappdevice\c$\etc\log\adtlog.*.evt
    When activated, EventLog Monitor will process all matching files automatically. The feature was primary added for NETAPP users who have dynamic filenames.
  • New System Property added to created UUID’s called "$NEWUUID". Generates a random generated 128Bit UUID (Universally Unique Identifiers).
  • File Action: Seqmented Files or Circular Logging now also works with dynamic filenames.
  • EventLog Action: Now fully compatible with Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2.
  • Send Email Action: Automatically repair messages with incorrect Linefeeds before sending (Better compatibility for RFC 2822).

Bugfixes

  •  none

You can download Free Trial Version of MonitorWare Agent.

2015-02-09 MonitorWare Agent 10.0 released

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Adiscon is proud to announce the 10.0 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This new major release adds full support for Windows 2012 R2 and also has been verified to work on Windows 10 preview versions.

The new major version is a milestone in many ways. Most important the performance of the core engine has been considerably increased. All existing configurations will benefit from this. Also a new Configuration Client has been added which has been rewritten using the .Net Framework (Like the InterActive Syslog Viewer). With the new Configuration Client, we also introduce support for a new file based configuration format (as an alternative to the registry-based method). MonitorWare Agent can now run from a configuration file and save it state values
into files.

We also extended the classic EventLog Monitor to support multiple dynamic *.evt files for NetApp customers.

 

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 10.0 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.

2014-10-20 MonitorWare Agent 9.4 released

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Adiscon is proud to announce the 9.4 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This is the maintenance release and contains mainly bugfixes.

Most notably, this version includes OpenSSL library 1.0.1j. This fixes all security issues from the OpenSSL Security Advisory (2014-10-15).

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 9.4 is a free download. Customers with existing 8.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 9.4 Released (Build-IDs: Service 9.4.439, Client 9.4.1014)

Monday, October 20th, 2014

MonitorWare Agent 9.4 Released

Build-IDs: Service 9.4.439, Client 9.4.1014

Features

  • Updated embedded OpenSSL library to 1.0.1j.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed invalid handle issue in File Action when Circular Logging is enabled.
  • Fixed minor problem filtering in non-existent properties.
  • Fixed minor shutdown isssues in EventLog Monitor V2

You can download Free Trial Version of MonitorWare Agent.

2014-06-13 MonitorWare Agent 9.3 released

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Adiscon is proud to announce the 9.3 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This is the maintenance release and contains mainly bugfixes.

Most notably, this version includes OpenSSL library 1.0.1h. This fixes all security issues from the OpenSSL Security Advisory (2014-06-05).

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 9.3 is a free download. Customers with existing 8.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 9.3 Released (Build-IDs: Service 9.3.438, Client 9.3.1409)

Friday, June 13th, 2014

MonitorWare Agent 9.3 Released

Build-IDs: Service 9.3.438, Client 9.3.1409

Features

  • Updated embedded OpenSSL library to 1.0.1h.

Bugfixes

  • SETP Protocoll: Fixed a bug in zlib decompression.
  • RELP Action: The RELP Action failed when no other network related Actions/services was configured.
  • Configuration Client: Fixed minor bugs in the configuration client.

You can download Free Trial Version of MonitorWare Agent.