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Release notes for version 9.3.2

 - (Released on 07/03/2012)

Adds

  • Support for Displays extended from 10 to 25 displays
  • Extended to support sending of secure emails via SMTP over SSL/TLS

Fixes

  • Fixed Scheduled Archive: Not working as per Files age selected.
  • Fixed Web Access - Add/Delete filter causing - Status Code: 500 Error.
  • Application is sometimes unresponsive at start up for couple of minutes.
  • Increased max size set to 1000 to prevent “MailMaxMessageSend" errors.

Release notes for version 8.3.52

 - (Released on 02/12/2009)

Changes

  • SolarWinds rebranding

Fixes

  • Fixed issue with Tech-Support creation

Notes

  • Kiwi Syslog Server 8.3.52 Final

Release notes for version 9.0.3

 - (Released on 07/21/2009)

Adds

  • Added 'Log to Web Access' action
  • Integrated Kiwi Syslog Web Access Installer

Release notes for version 9.1.0

 - (Released on 04/06/2010)

Adds

  • New Web Access find functionality.
  • Added packet spoofing support for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/R2.
  • Added Quick filtering feature to Kiwi Syslog Web Access
  • Added "Product Updates" section to Kiwi Syslog Setup

changes

  • Kiwi Syslog Web Access logger component upgraded.
  • Winsock component deployment changed to reg-free COM.
  • Increased default message buffer size from 20,000 to 500,000.
  • Kiwi Syslog Web Access v1.2.0
  • Added web access data source size information to the diagnostic report.
  • Changed default ‘Retain messages between restarts’ behavior.
  • Removed kiwi.syslog.web.access hosts file addition from Web Access installer.
  • Changed modifier 'Replace non-printable characters with ' default to 'Off'

Fixes

  • Fixed TAB and CRLF replacement in Display grid.
  • Fixed Kiwi Syslog Server NT Event log source registration bug.
  • Fixed null characters in syslog message causing logging to Web Access to fail.
  • Fixed problem with Kiwi Syslog Web Access logging rule not creating properly during installation.
  • Improved validation for "Log To File" Action file name field.
  • Fixed performance issue with forwarding spoofed messages.
  • Notification is logged on inability to determine default gateway IP address.
  • Fixed Web Access unhandled exception when user has no (zero) highlighting rules defined.
  • Fixed Web Access installer HTTP port reversion issue.
  • Fixed Web Access security vulnerability in Login Gateway.
  • Added email addresses validity check.
  • Removed misleading ability to set schedule on "Last" day of the month.

Notes

  • Kiwi Syslog Server v9.0.4 with Web Access 1.1.0
  • Added product update notifications.

Release notes for version 9.2.0

 - (Released on 11/24/2010)

Adds

  • Create multiple web access admin or user accounts
  • Securely transport syslog messages using Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Export web console event messages in .csv format

Changes

Fixes

  • Security vulnerability in Cassini Web Server Explorer removed.
  • Web Access installation failure on WINNT platform fixed.
  • Highlighting feature does not match on strings which contain space - fixed.
  • Valid e-mail address rejected - fixed.
  • Can't create Tech-support (Error code 530) - fixed.
  • mswinsck.ocx problem with IP address truncation - fixed.
  • "Trial version of Active Skin" error dialog - fixed.
  • URL sense algorithm doesn't take URL parameters into account - fixed.

Release notes for version 9.3.0

 - (Released on 03/20/2012)

Adds

  • Filters can be marked as Public/Shared
  • Added Serial Number (sn=) to WELF auto-split variables
  • Added support for Product Update checking with proxy server
  • Added a new %RuleName variable
  • Added IP/hostname logging for DNS resolution failure
  • Added Script name and Rule name that generated error to error log

Changes

  • New version of Web Access (1.4.0)

Fixes

  • French characters not displaying correctly in Kiwi Syslog Manager displays
  • Fixed Date Filter bug (incorrect date format) in Web Access
  • Column removal regression issue fixed
  • Fixed issue with Input Source filter not working correctly
  • Resolved issue with Kiwi Syslog Server not running under LocalSystem account on native French Windows 7
  • Fixed incorrect escaping of underscore character for MySQL DB format option
  • Fixed issue with ExtJS on Admin page of Web Access
  • Fixed DoS issue with Web Access Login Gateway
  • Fixed issue caused by "Retain displayed messages between restarts" when moving from Eval to Free (or vice versa)
  • Fixed formatting problem in Daily Statistics e-mail
  • Fixed issue with External IP addresses being resolved with external DNS server when they shouldn't be

Release notes for version 9.3.3

 - (Released on 10/23/2012)

Adds

  • Product maintenance renewal notifications
  • Support for Windows 2012
  • Support for Windows8
  • Support for SQL Server 2012
  • Support for Internet Explorer 10
  • Support for SolarWinds Licensing

Fixes

  • Fixes for the issue of Email text containing "< and >" being stripped out

Known Issue

  • Sound will not play in alert actions when set to play once. The suggested workaround is to enable the sound to play from 2 to 200 times.

Release notes for version 9.3.4

 - (Released on 11-7-12)

Adds

  • Product maintenance renewal notifications added in (v9.3.3).
  • Support for Windows 2012 added in (v9.3.3).
  • Support for Windows 8 added in (v9.3.3).
  • Support for SQL Server 2012 added (v9.3.3).
  • Support for Internet Explorer 10 added in (v9.3.3).
  • Support for SolarWinds Licensing added in (v9.3.3).

Fixes

  • Fixed issue of Email text containing "< and >" being stripped out (v9.3.3).
  • Fixed issue with Emailed reports and HTML characters in Syslog Statistics.(9.3.4)
  • Fixed issue with filters not being applied. (9.3.4)

Known Issue

Sound will not play in alert actions when set to play once. The suggested workaround is to enable the sound to play from 2 to 200 times.

Release notes for version 9.4.0

 - (Released on 09/03/2013)

Note: Version 9.4.0 contains a new web server. During installation you may be asked to manually uninstall any previous Kiwi Web Access files.

Adds

  • New UltiDev Web Server implementation.
  • Active Directory authentication for web access.
  • Support for SSL (https) support for Web Access
  • Alerting for Message Queue Monitor based on defined thresholds.

Fixes

  • Fixed issue of availability of Buffer statistics for alerting and reporting.
  • Fixed issue with milliseconds in Syslog displaying as zero.
  • Fixed issue with Database maintenance settings in Kiwi Syslog Webaccess not working.
  • Fixed issue with "Maximum Event Age" settings in Kiwi web access not working.
  • Fixed issue with the Radio button missing text on the Archive Schedule Destination tab.
  • Fixed issue with Wrong version displayed when cancelling licensing.
  • Fixed issue with Sounds not playing when set to Play sound once.
  • Fixed issue when Syslogd service crashing when an Oracle database ODBC link was created.
  • Fixed issue with Oracle 11G connectors not working.
  • Fixed issue with displaying fll list of the values gathered in the Diagnostics file.
  • Fixed issue with broken support url in product help.
  • Fixed issue with Syslog Service crashing when selecting UserDS in certificate store drop down.
  • Fixed issue iwth "Log to file" action default paths not using split log file names dynamically.

Release notes for version 9.4.1

 - (Released on 10/11/2013)

Note: Version 9.4.0 contains a new web server. During installation you may be asked to manually uninstall any previous Kiwi Web Access files.

Fixes

  • Syslog forwarding was listing the source port number as zero(0).
  • Missing or incorrect Cisco data in Statistics Mail has been resolved.
  • Kiwi Web Access - Issue on 'Based on Event age' Database maintenance has been resolved.
  • Active Skin Control message while changing the skin of Kiwi Syslog Server has been removed.

Installation Procedure:

Customer can install this Release without any prior activity.

Release notes for version 9.4.2

 - (Released on 03/10/2015)

Fixes

  • Added support on Windows Server 2012 R2 systems.
  • Kiwi Syslog Service startup issue on Windows 2012 Physical systems has been resolved.
  • Kiwi Web Access high CPU usage problem is optimized.
  • Kiwi Web Access session timeout issue has been resolved.
  • Added support to install Kiwi Web Access on FIPS enabled systems.
 

Installation Procedure:

Customer can install this Release without any prior activity.

Release notes for version 9.5

 - (Released on 08/11/2015)

New Features and Improvements:

  • Added support for IPv6.
  • Log to Papertrail Cloud (new action to log syslog messages to a cloud-based server).
  • Added support to forward SNMP v1, v2, and v3 traps.
  • Added support to send/receive SNMP v3 traps.
  • Allow TrapVarBinds Elements in output.
  • Statistic reports can now be mailed out based on an hourly/daily/weekly/monthly detail.
  • The five web user account restriction has been removed and you can now configure several administrative and standard user accounts in Kiwi Web Access.

Fixed Issues:

  • The web access upgrading issue from Kiwi Syslog Server v9.4.2 to v9.5 RC1 has been fixed.
  • Kiwi Syslog Server - The issue with multiple entries for the same server in statistics have been fixed.
  • Kiwi Syslog Server - The issue with message counts in the statistic details not resetting properly after midnight issue has now been fixed.
  • Kiwi Syslog Server - The number of hosts being displayed in the syslog diagnostics are now customizable.

Known Issues:

  • Kiwi Syslog Server Log to database action in 2003 Operating System needs Microsoft patch (WindowsServer2003-KB983246) to work without any issues.
  • Kiwi Syslog Server - IP filter masking option is only available for IPv4.
  • Retaining the source address while forwarding the trap to another host using an IPv6 format will not work.

Release notes for version 9.5.1

 - (Released on 01/26/2016)

Fixed Issues:

  • The issue where Kiwi Syslog Server (KSS) does not provide User Access Control prompt when a standard user or an administrator launches the KSS console has been fixed.
  • Memory leak issue in Kiwi Syslog Server has been fixed.
  • The issue where Kiwi Syslog Server crashes randomly on some systems while parsing the received message "Type Mismatch error" has been fixed.
  • The inability to bind ports while trying to configure Secure TCP input in Kiwi Syslog Server has been fixed.

Known Issues:

  • Kiwi Syslog Server Log to database action in 2003 Operating System needs Microsoft patch (WindowsServer2003-KB983246) to work without any issues.
  • Kiwi Syslog Server - IP filter masking option is only available for IPv4.
  • Retaining the source address while forwarding the trap to another host using an IPv6 format does not work.
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