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LEM 5.2 Release Notes

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Revised: July 13, 2011

Why Install this Version

Log & Event Manager Version 5.2 is the initial SolarWinds release, building on technology from TriGeo to provide comprehensive log and event management. For customers updating their software from TriGeo SIM Version 5.0 or 5.1, there are significant performance improvements, updates, and additional features. For more details, refer to Log & Event Manager Features and Improvements.

Log & Event Manager Features and Improvements

Customers updating their software from TriGeo SIM Version 5.1.2 to SolarWinds Log & Event Manager 5.2 will note the following new features and improvements, organized by functional area:

  • Console
  • Manager
  • Appliance, CMC, and Upgrade
  • nDepth Log Storage/Search
  • Reports
  • Agent and USB-Defender
  • MSSQL Auditor

Console

 

  • Console previously attempted connection to google.com on startup as a connection test.
  • nDepth results in refine fields expanded to 500 items from 100 items per refine field.
  • Enabling/Disabling filters will now generate trackable audit alerts.
  • Using an alert group in rules displayed excessive "Retrieving" messages in status bar.
  • Console updated to include SolarWinds logo, copyright, EULA, and updated installation directory and shortcuts.
  • Addition of virtual appliance type to valid appliance types list.
  • "Last Connected" date in Agents grid displayed unexpected timestamp formatting.

Manager

 

  • nDepth alert search performance significantly improved.
  • nDepth text search storage requirements drastically reduced and limited to no more than 40% of available space.

Appliance, CMC, and Upgrade

 

  • Appliance operating system and database subsystem upgraded to current upstream release.
  • Backup configuration (and other commands) may fail with mixed-case usernames.
  • Appliance hostname can be changed from the CMC (with caveats).
  • Appliance database can be restarted from the CMC for troubleshooting.

nDepth Log Storage/Search

 

  • There were no changes since the release of TriGeo 5.1.2.

Reports

 

  • Change Management - Windows AD Domains - User Events - Removed from Group report was not displaying all expected results.
  • Improvements to the Database Maintenance Report to address reporting blank InferenceRules and display nDepth text search indexing information.
  • Reports updated to include SolarWinds logo, copyright, EULA, and updated installation directory and shortcuts, migrate scheduled tasks to new path.

Agent and USB-Defender

 

  • There were no changes since the release of TriGeo 5.0 (agent version 4.6).
  • New Agent installations will be updated to include SolarWinds logo, copyright, EULA, and updated display name.

MSSQL Auditor

 

  • Removed SQL Profiler detection from installation (an error will still be generated on startup if Profiler cannot be found).
  • SQL Auditor updated to include SolarWinds logo, copyright, EULA, and updated installation directory and shortcuts.

 

Installing and Upgrading SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

The following sections provide required information for installing and upgrading Log & Event Manager.

  • Installing Log & Event Manager
  • Supported Versions
  • Upgrading Log & Event Manager

Installing Log & Event Manager

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager consists of an appliance (referred to as "Manager" and "Appliance"), Console, and Reports Console. The LEM virtual appliance requires VMWare ESX/ESXi with vSphere 4.0 or later. The Log & Event Manager Console is an Adobe AIR application, compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Log & Event Manager Reports is Crystal Reports-based and requires Windows.

For more information on installing Log & Event Manager, please refer to the Log & Event Manager Quick Start Guide and the Installation Guide.

 

Supported Versions

As of the release of SolarWinds Log & Event Manager 5.2, SolarWinds no longer officially supports TriGeo SIM versions older than Version 5.0. Version 5.2 will support upgrades from Version 5.0.2, 5.1.0, 5.1.1, and 5.1.2.

 

Upgrading Log & Event Manager

The following sections provide general guidance for completing an upgrade to the latest version of Log & Event Manager, regardless of your current version.

Note Note: Detailed upgrade instructions are available in the Upgrade Instructions document in the Log & Event Manager software download on the SolarWinds Customer Portal. After downloading, refer to the "Upgrading" section of the index.

Upgrading from TriGeo SIM Versions Before 5.0

If your currently installed version of TriGeo SIM is older than version 5.0, you must upgrade to Version 5.0 before continuing. Please contact technical support for 5.0 upgrade information.

General Upgrade Information

In general, you will need to download and unpack the Log & Event Manager software download, then continue by upgrading your appliances, Consoles, Reports, and other software as needed. You will need to provide your Log & Event Manager Appliance(s) (virtual or legacy hardware) with an accessible Windows network share or mounted DVD/CD media in order to upgrade. To upgrade the Console, Reports Console, and other software, simply running the installers again will preserve your existing settings and upgrade to the latest compatible version. It's recommended to keep all your software on the latest version for compatibility and performance reasons.

Note Note: Upgrading your Appliance(s) to version 5.2 will take anywhere from 15-45 minutes, depending on previous version and hardware/resource capabilities. During this time your manager will be offline, agent/log data will continue to queue and be delivered after startup.

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