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syslog-ng Premium Edition 7.0.25 - Release Notes

Release Notes

syslog-ng Premium Edition 7.0.25

Release Notes

30 April 2021, 08:56

These release notes provide information about the syslog-ng Premium Edition release.

About this release

Welcome to syslog-ng Premium Edition (syslog-ng PE) version 7.0.25 and thank you for choosing our product. This document describes the new features and most important changes since the latest release of syslog-ng PE. The main aim of this paper is to aid system administrators in planning the migration to the new version of syslog-ng PE. The following sections describe the news and highlights of syslog-ng PE 7.0.25.

Starting with version 7, syslog-ng Premium Edition is released as a rolling release. For details, see the Version policy.

Supported platforms

The syslog-ng Premium Edition application is officially supported on the following platforms. Note that the following table is for general reference only, and is not always accurate about the supported platforms and options available for specific platforms. Unless explicitly noted otherwise, the subsequent releases of the platform (for example, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and its update releases like 7.2) are also supported.

For the x86_64 architecture, the following platforms are supported in version 7.0.25 of syslog-ng PE:

  • CentOS 7

  • Debian 8 (Jessie)

  • Debian 10 (Buster)

  • openSUSE 11

  • Oracle Linux 7

  • Red Hat EL 7

  • Red Hat EL 8

  • SLES 12

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

For details about the syslog-ng Agent for Windows application, see the syslog-ng Agent for Windows documentation.

For using syslog-ng PE on other platforms (for example, AIX), see the list of supported platforms in the syslog-ng PE version 6 Administration Guide.

New features

New features in syslog-ng Premium Edition (syslog-ng PE) version 7.0.25:

  • OpenSSL version update

    From version 7.0.25, syslog-ng PE supports OpenSSL 1.1.1k.

  • New option in HTTP-based destinations: proxy()

    The proxy() option can be configured for the following HTTP-based destinations:

    • elasticsearch-http()

    • google_pubsub()

    • http()

    • sentinel()

    • splunk-hec()

    • stackdriver()

  • More robust upgrade to syslog-ng PE 7LTS

    NOTE: The upgrade from syslog-ng PE 6LTS has been made more robust starting with this version. If you're upgrading from a syslog-ng PE 6LTS version, first upgrade to the latest available syslog-ng PE 6LTS release, then upgrade to syslog-ng PE 7LTS.

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