Release date: 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 and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Kiwi Syslog Server, see Previous Version documentation.
New features and improvements in KSS
KSS 9.6.6 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of KSS.
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.
This release includes the latest Management Information Base (MIB) updates.
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 Kiwi Syslog Server Upgrade Guide to plan and implement an upgrade to Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6.
Fixed issues in KSS 9.6.6
|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.|
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End of support
This version of Kiwi Syslog Server no longer supports the following platforms and features.
|Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2||Future versions of Kiwi Syslog Server will not support this platform.|
|SQL Server 2012||Future versions of Kiwi Syslog Server will 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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