These release notes provide information about the syslog-ng Store Box release.
This is a Feature Release, which means that it will be supported for 6 months after the original publication date and for 2 months after a succeeding Feature or LTS Release is published (whichever date is later). Note that only the last of the feature releases is supported - for example, when a new feature release comes out, the last one becomes unsupported.
For a full description on stable and feature releases, open the SSB product page on the Support Portal and navigate to Product Life Cycle & Policies > Product Support Policies > Software Product Support Lifecycle Policy.
SNMP destinations and SQL sources have been removed in the SSB 5.2.0 release
Do not upgrade to SSB 5.2.0 if you are currently using and want to continue to use:
These functionalities have been removed from SSB starting with version 5.2.0. Upgrading from 5 LTS and its minor versions would mean that you would have to upgrade to 5.2.0 - to continue to receive support for the product.
Staying on 5 LTS and its minor versions means that you will not have access to the HDFS destination functionality available in SSB starting with version 5.1.0, however, you will continue to get support for 3 years after the original publication date of 5 LTS (December 2017) and for 1 year after the next LTS release is published (whichever date is later).
If you wish to carry on using SNMP destinations or SQL sources, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pyramid hardware is not supported
SSB 5 LTS is not supported on the following hardware: SSB N1000, SSB N1000d, SSB N5000, SSB N10000.
In case you have SSB deployed on other, newer hardware or you have SSB 4 LTS, those will not be affected in any way. The version policy applies to those. For details, open the SSB product page on the Support Portal and navigate to Product Life Cycle & Policies > Product Support Policies > Software Product Support Lifecycle Policy.
If you wish to take advantage of new features and remain supported beyond the end date of the Extended Support phase, you need to upgrade your hardware. For assistance with your hardware upgrade, contact our Sales Team. For further inquiries, contact our Support Team.
If you do not know the type of your hardware or when it was purchased, complete the following steps:
Welcome to syslog-ng Store Box. This document describes what is new in the latest version of syslog-ng Store Box (SSB).
In this release, we have upgraded the operating system underlying the SSB appliance. The upgrade brings you a more recent and thus, more secure version of the operating system, with longer support lifetime.
Starting with version 5.3, SSB can be updated using a single firmware file instead of having to upload the core and boot firmware separately. Maintenance releases of the 5.3 line will already use this mechanism, and will be released as an ISO file. Note that upgrading to SSB 5.3 still requires two separate firmware files.
The OpenSSL package in SSB has been updated. As a result, the rc4 and 3des ciphers, the sslv3 protocol, and the sha-0 digest method became unsupported. For details on the consequences of these changes, see Removed features.