MonitorWare Agent 8.0 Released (Build-IDs: Service 8.0.411, Client 8.0.1342)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

MonitorWare Agent 8.0 Released

Build-IDs: Service 8.0.411, Client 8.0.1342

New Additions

  • Added new Action called Send MSQueue:
    This action can send messages to the Microsoft Message Queuing Server. It is possible to customize the Queue Label, Priority    and Queue Body. The Queue Body contains the message property by default as UNICODE (UTF16) string. In order to use this action, you need to have the Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) Server installed.
  • Added support for IPv6:
    Support for IPv6 has been added into all network related facilities of the engine. All network related actions will automatically detect IPv6 and IPv4 target addresses if configured. You can also use DNS resolution to resolve valid IPv6 addresses. Network related Services can either use IPv4 or IPv6 as internet protocol. In order to support both protocols, you will need to create two services. The only exception is the RELP Listener, which uses IPv4 and IPv6 automatically if available.
  • SMTP Listener Service:
    Added support for accepting connections using the extended SMTP EHLO command.
  • SETP service / Action:
    Extended MonitorWare SETP Protocol to V3. If Sender and Server support V3 or higher, UTF8 is now used to encode/decode messages. This maintains the correct character encoding after the messages is received and rebuild internally.
  • ODBC / OLEDB Action:
    Implemented OutputEncoding for 8Bit (var)char fields. This means we can now write UTF8 encoded messages into varchar fields.
  • Syslog Listener Service:
    Added option to add ProcID into SyslogTag for RFC 5424 Header parsing. This was previously default. The Option is disabled by default now making it easier to filter for the SyslogTag.
    Added option to Force UTF8 Decoding in Syslog Service. A new Encoding configuration tab lets you decide, if you which to automatically detect the encoding, force UTF8 decoding, or use system default encoding.
  • Core Engine:
    Added Performance fix for UTF conversion for empty strings.
    Enhanced SSL Security in all network related Services.
  • EventLog Monitor V2:
    Added support for polling EventLog Records. This works almost like in the old EventLog Monitor, the Eventlog channel is polled frequently and new EventLog records are processed only. By default, the "Subscription Model" is used which processed events in Realtime.
    Added support to read and process EVTX files. This requires the new "Eventlog Polling" method. It is also possible to update the EVTX files while MonitorWare Agent is running.
  • Upgraded internal NET-SNMP library to version 5.6.1.
  • SNMP Trap Receiver / Monitor / Send SNMP Action:
    Added support for IPv4/IPv6 and TCP/UDP. A combination of UDP/TCP and IPv4/IPv6 can now be configured. (more…)
  • 2011-05-03 MonitorWare Agent 8.0 released

    Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

    Adiscon is proud to announce the 8.0 release of MonitorWare Agent. This new major release focusses on international support. First of all, it now provides full IPv6 support throughout the complete engine, including all services and actions. This provides an easy transition to the new protocol just in time when the migration becomes more important to many customers. Also, the new release provides far better support for Unicode, both in messages being processed as well as internal handling, like the write to database actions.

    The improved Unicode support increases interoperability for example in Asia. Not only is it easier to have the correct character set persisted to files and databases, it now also is possible to send Unicode via RFC5424-formatted messages to standards-compliant remote hosts.

    The new IPv6 support is currently of most benefit for customers in countries with very limited IPv4 address ranges. However, it enables a smooth transition to the new protocol to customers everywhere. It is considered an important milestone towards the next generation of the Internet.

    In addition to these top features, the new version includes additional new capabilities, like native support for backup EVTX files. There are various use cases for this capablity. An important one is that some SAN devices export their event log in the form of an ETVX file, which now can natively be read by EventReporter. The new release also contains some bug fixes.

    The new version also includes additional new capabilities, like native support for the Microsoft Message Queuing Server. It also contains some bug fixes.

    Detailled information can be found in the version history.

    Version 8.0 is a free download. Customers with existing 11.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.