WhatsUp Log Management v10.1
New in WhatsUp Log Management Suite v10.1
The WhatsUp Log Management version 10.1 release has four main purposes: the addition of a key Syslog Device Wizard and companion service that allows for the rapid inclusion of Syslog events from multiple devices on your network (more details below), to add additional pre-defined Cisco IOS related filters and alarms, to add additional compliance categories for Event Analyst's reports (more details below), and to fix defects discovered after the v10.0 release. Below is a more detailed list of what's new in WhatsUp Log Management release 10.1.
- Syslog Device Wizard
This is a new wizard and companion service that can scan one or more IPv4 or IPv6 networks for potential Syslog-generating devices, while performing reverse address lookup against those IP addresses, in order to add them to the Approved Syslog Sender device lists in both WhatsUp Event Archiver and WhatsUp Event Alarm.WhatsUp
In addition, this utility comes with the companion WhatsUp Syslog Hostname Resolver Service. The WhatsUp Syslog Hostname Resolver Service periodically scans the Syslog Devices added to WhatsUp Event Alarm and WhatsUp Event Archiver to see if their hostname has changed in DNS, and updates the Approved Syslog Sender device lists in both WhatsUp Event Archiver and WhatsUp Event Alarm accordingly.
- Event Analyst
- The following reporting taxonomies have been added for reporting ease:
- Filters/Alarms that match the predefined Cisco IOS reports for Syslogs found in WhatsUp Event Analysr have been added.
- WhatsUp Log Management Installer
- The WULM common installer now installs the above mentioned Syslog Device Wizard.
- The WULM common installer has been updated to test for the presence of other applications listening on common Syslog ports (514), and if not port conflicts are detected, to set the Syslog Listener Service to start automatically.
- WhatsUp Event Alarm
The WhatsUp Event Alarm Service has been updated to start the Syslog Listener Service on demand as opposed to creating a service dependency.
- Database Update Tool
The Database Update Tool, located under the Programs Group of both WhatsUp Event Analyst and WhatsUp Event Alarm, is a utility which updates the internal database schemas of each product, from older versions to the most recent versions. This tool executes automatically during in-place upgrades, but if you performed a manual upgrade from a prior version to the current version, you may wish to run this tool manually, after the installation of the current version.
Previously Known Issues in v10.0 Fixed in v10.1
- Use of dashes in table names in WhatsUp Event Analyst and WhatsUp Event Alarm could lead to errors when attempting to read data from database table links or insert notifications respectively
- Users could inadvertently create blank custom domains in the WhatsUp Log Management Suite components.
- In certain situations, WhatsUp Event Alarm was not properly evaluating Syslog alarms with Description substrings defined.
- When inserting detected Syslog Events into a database table, WhatsUp Event Alarm would fail to record an appropriate Event Type.
- In a workgroup environment, WhatsUp Event Archiver would erroneously prevent the selection of a valid UNC destination share on a remote system, indicating that it could not set permissions on said share.
- When defining an FTP server for the final destination location for logs in WhatsUp Event Archiver, using a ":" character in the FTP Server password would inadvertently cause authentication failures.
- Running reports in WhatsUp Event Analyst against multiple joined tables in Microsoft Access generated an error.
- Attempting to set service properties from within the WhatsUp Log Management Suite Service Manager applet when installed in a workgroup environment could lead to the applet stop working properly.
Please read the Release Notes for more details.
Download the latest build of 10.1 in one of 2 ways: