NetIQ Sentinel Log Manager
Date Published: January 2013
Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1 improves usability and resolves several previous issues. Many of these improvements were made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure our products meet all your needs. You can post feedback in the Sentinel Community Support Forums, our community Web site that also includes product notifications, blogs, and product user groups.
The following sections outline the key features and functions as well as issues resolved in this release:
Operating System Support
Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1 supports the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 Service Pack 2 (64-bit) platform.
Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1 includes new and updated versions of Sentinel plug-ins. The latest version of the Collectors and Connectors are available only when you perform a new installation. The latest versions of Integrators and Actions are available in both new and upgrade installations. For upgrade installations of Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1, you can visit the Sentinel Plug-ins Web site, review the revision history of the latest Collectors and Connectors in the specific documentation, and then determine whether to download and install the latest plug-ins.
This Service Pack provides new and updated versions of the following Collectors in new installations of Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1:
This Service Pack provides updated versions of the following Connectors in new installations of Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1:
This Service Pack provides updated versions of the following Integrators in both new and upgrade installations of Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1:
This Service Pack provides updated versions of the following Actions in both new and upgrade installations of Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1:
Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1 upgrades the following components to protect the system against security vulnerabilities:
Ability to Configure the Number of Processors for mksqaushfs
Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1 includes a new property, mksquashfs.numprocessors, that allows you to specify the number of processors for mksquashfs to use when compressing the index on the event data. This capability enables you to make better use of additional CPUs that may be available on some systems. You can set this configuration in the /etc/opt/novell/sentinel/config/configuration.properties file. (BUG 774459)
Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1 provides software fixes for the following issues. For the list of software fixes and enhancements in previous releases, see the Sentinel Log Manager Documentation Web site.
Certain System Activities Take Longer to Complete
Some Events do not have the Event Source Name
Cannot log in to the Web Interface When the System has Run Out of Local Disk Storage Space
Sentinel Log Manager Logs Exceptions When Dealing with Large Amounts of Data
Sentinel Log Manager Creates Two Different Database Entries for the Same Raw Data File
Data Storage Graphs Fail in German Language Systems
Unable to Handle Large Numbers of Event Sources
Sentinel Log Manager does not Clean Up the Temporary Files Folder Periodically
Cannot Recreate User Accounts After Restoring Backup Data
Sentinel Log Manager Supports Weak and Medium Strength Ciphers
Database Upgrade Fails When the .pgpass File Contains Multiple Password Entries
Sentinel Log Manager Displays the Tomcat Version in the HTTP 404 Error Page
CIFS Data Storage Authentication Fails if the Password Contains "!"
The Default Send an E-mail Action is Deletable
You can upgrade to Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1 from Sentinel Log Manager 1.2 or later, or perform a new installation.
Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1 requires the SLES 11 Service Pack 2 platform. Therefore, you must first ensure that the operating system is upgraded to SLES 11 Service Pack 2 before you install or upgrade to Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1.
Note: The Sentinel Log Manager Installation Guide is not updated for this release. Therefore, information about the SLES 11 Service Pack 2 operating system requirement is not available in the Sentinel Log Manager Installation Guide.
Installing Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1
To install Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1, see the NetIQ Sentinel Log Manager 1.2 Installation Guide.
Installing the Xen Appliance
The Xen image has changed for this release. Therefore, to install the Xen appliance, you need to modify the xenconfig file as follows. These changes are in addition to the configuration changes mentioned in the NetIQ Sentinel Log Manager 1.2 Installation Guide.
The final xenconfig file must be as follows:
Upgrading to Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1
To upgrade to Sentinel Log Manager 1.2.1, see "Upgrading Sentinel" in the NetIQ Sentinel Log Manager 1.2 Installation Guide . After performing the upgrade procedure, restart the Sentinel Log Manager server computer to apply updates for SLES 11 Service Pack 2.
You need to upgrade the appliance by using the zypper patch because the upgrade fails in WebYaST due to the removal of packages and EULA acceptance in the update package.
To upgrade the appliance by using the zypper patch:
NetIQ Corporation strives to ensure our products provide quality solutions for your enterprise software needs. The following issues are currently being researched. If you need further assistance with any issue, please contact Technical Support.
For the list of known issues in previous releases, see the Previous Releases section in the Sentinel Log Manager documentation site.
Cannot Install the Xen Appliance
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