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Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6 Release Notes

 

Last updated: December 11, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6. They also provide information about upgrades.

If you are looking for previous release notes for Kiwi Syslog Server, see Kiwi Syslog Server Previous Release Notes.

End-of-support notice: Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6, as well as Orion Platform 2018.4 products, are no longer compatible with the following platforms:

  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • SQL Server 2012, 2012 SP1, 2012 SP2, 2012 SP3, and 2012 SP4

To use the new features introduced in Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6 and in Orion Platform 2018.4 products, upgrade your environment at your earliest convenience.

New customer installation

For information about installing Kiwi Syslog Server, see the Kiwi Syslog Server Installation Guide.

After installation, see the Kiwi Syslog Server Getting Started Guide for implementation and troubleshooting guidelines. The guide walks you through common configuration tasks to help you get up and running quickly.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use the following resource to plan and implement an upgrade to Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6:  Kiwi Syslog Server Upgrade Guide


Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6 new features and improvements

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) support for SNMP v3

Sending data with the latest AES-256 encryption is now supported for SNMP v3. This allows for the highest encryption standard possible for sending your electronic data with Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6.

Microsoft SQL Server Compact v4.0 support in Kiwi Web Access

With Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6, you can upgrade your MS SQL Server Compact to version 4.0 and higher. By upgrading to MS SQL Server Compact 4.0 from the now end-of-life MS SQL Server Compact 3.5, the MS SQL server passes vulnerability security scans. 

 

Other improvements


Fixed issues in KSS 9.6.6

Case number Description

00179952, 00184361, 00059643, 00124159, 00136546

Kiwi Syslog Server no longer crashes after making changes to SNMP settings in the Kiwi Syslog Service Manager.

SW2169561, 00168848, 00165190, 00068487, 00077395, 00102456

Syslog messages are now properly logged in KSS from devices using TCP connections. KSS no longer drops TCP Syslog connections to network devices.

Known issues in KSS 9.6.6

Custom Python scripts do not run or execute as expected

Issue: User-created Python or Visual Basic scripts do not execute as expected when run on Kiwi Syslog Server.

Resolution:

  1. Install the Active Scripting engine for any new languages that you want to script in.
    For information on using Python, see the ActivePython website.
  2. Install Python for Windows Extension to access the Win32 API.
    For more information on installing the Python for Windows Extension, see Python for Windows Extention website.

 

Disclaimer: Please note, any content posted herein is provided as a suggestion or recommendation to you for your internal use. This is not part of the SolarWinds software or documentation that you purchased from SolarWinds, and the information set forth herein may come from third parties. Your organization should internally review and assess to what extent, if any, such custom scripts or recommendations will be incorporated into your environment.  You elect to use third party content at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for the incorporation of the same, if any.


End of life

See End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product lifecycle phases. For supported versions and EOL announcements for all SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.


End of support

Type Details
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6 and Orion Platform 2018.4 products do not support this platform.
SQL Server 2012 Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6 and Orion Platform 2018.4 products do not support this platform.

 

Although you can install Kiwi Syslog Server products on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012, mainstream support for these versions is ending and they will not be supported on future versions of the Kiwi Syslog Server. SolarWinds strongly recommends that you upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or later and Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017 or later at your earliest convenience.

For more information, see Windows Server 2012, 2016 and SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017 Support.


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