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Werk #6191: Configure additional Windows eventlogs with keyword 'logfile'

ComponentChecks & Agents
TitleConfigure additional Windows eventlogs with keyword 'logfile'
Date2018-06-26 15:45:59
Checkmk EditionCheckmk Raw Edition (CRE)
Checkmk Version1.6.0b1,1.5.0b8
LevelProminent Change
ClassBug Fix
CompatibilityCompatible - no manual interaction needed

Werk #3106 (Check_MK 1.4.0i1) introduced the possibility of configuring additional eventlogs with the keyword 'logname'. However, this was not supported by the Agent Bakery that only knew the keyword 'logfile'.

Now, additional, non-standard eventlogs that are not found in Windows registry, can be configured for monitoring with the ordinary keyword 'logfile', e.g. "logfile Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy/Operational = warn" so that they can also be configured normally through the Agent Bakery. Note that non-standard eventlogs also require the option vista_api to be set to 'yes.'

Using the keyword 'logname' is strongly discouraged and that keyword should be considered deprecated. It will remain functional only for compatibility with old, manually configured check_mk.ini files.