This article lists the improvements, known issues, and system requirements that came with the GFI EventsManager 2012 BETA 2 (Build 20111116) release.
GFI EventsManager 2012
- Included new file storage engine enabling EventsManager 2012 to store and process much more data than previous versions; SQL Server is NOT supported as a database backend anymore.
- Added a new reporting engine that allows better customization and faster generation of reports.
- Added drill down browsing and global search through all events.
- Added database encryption and compression.
- Syslog collector now supports message parsing based on regular expressions.
- Added support for scanning text logs based on regular expressions.
- Unified events browsing and events processing rules
- Issues with filtering in the browser: Some queries do not work as they should, zero results are returned in some situations.
- Processor: 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) dual core processor or higher
- RAM: 3 gigabytes (GB)
- Hard Disk: Minimum of 100 gigabytes (GB) of available space
- Others: Keyboard and mouse or compatible pointing device
Software requirements - Installation machine(s):
- .NET Framework 4.0
- To properly scan Windows Vista or newer machines, GFI EventsManager must be installed on a Windows Vista or newer machine.
Software requirements - Scanned machine(s):
- Windows event log scanning:
- For Vista and newer machines, remote event log management must be enabled.
- For Vista and newer machines, UAC (User Account Control) must be disabled and the machines must be within the same domain
- For pre-Vista machines, the remote registry must be enabled.
- Windows audit service must be enabled.
W3C log scanning:
- The source folders must be accessible via Windows shares
Syslog and SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Traps:
- Sources/senders must be configured to send messages to the computer/IP address where GFI EventsManager is installed.
The GFI EventsManager 2012 BETA can be downloaded by visiting the download site.