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This Release Note applies to all 8.5.x releases of Log File Management Tool (LFMT) Collector. Links in the Available Releases section enable you to access information regarding a specific release.

Available Releases

Releases are listed by version number rather than in date order. For this reason, a recent release may be listed after earlier releases, if the version number is lower. Except when otherwise noted in the information for a specific release, each release includes all of the features and corrections that were introduced for the applicable operating system at earlier dates, regardless of the version numbering.

Link to LFMT Deployment and User's Guide

You can find Release Notes for particular releases of Log File Management Collector at the following links:

Release Release Date Release Type Restrictions AIX Linux Solaris Windows
8.5.103.03 08/17/20 Maintenance Release X X
8.5.102.00 03/20/20 General Release X X
8.5.101.05 10/11/18 Maintenance Release X X
8.5.100.05 01/18/18 General Release X X
8.5.000.28 02/24/17 Hot Fix X X
8.5.000.24 06/15/16 Hot Fix X X
8.5.000.18 03/16/16 General Release X X

Known Issues and Recommendations


Discontinued Support

Version 8.5.103.03

Log File Management Tool (LFMT) Package 8.5.103.00 contains LFMT Client release 8.5.103.03 and 8.5.101.06, LFMT Collector release 8.5.103.03, Workbench Agent release 8.5.103.05, and LFMT Indexer release 8.5.103.03.

What's New

  • LFMT Collector 8.5.103.03 now supports OpenJDK 8/11 in addition to JRE 8
  • LFMT Collector can now be installed on Windows 2016

Resolved Issues

  • Improved whitelisting – no longer whitelisting based on template name. Whitelist is created from app_type property in the configuration options
  • Printing of password in log file in plain text is suppressed (LMST-845)

Upgrade Notes

  • Rename of the old LFMT Collector directory (for backup – this can be deleted after a period of time)
  • Run the installer included in the latest package.
  • Client:
    • LFMT Collector 8.5.103.03 is compatible with LFMT Client 8.5.103.03
    • LFMT Collector 8.5.102.00 is compatible with LFMT Client 8.5.101.06/8.5.102.00
  • Agent:
    • Workbench Agent 8.5.103.05 must be installed on each application server to integrate with LFMT Collector 8.5.103.03

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Version 8.5.102.00

Log File Management Tool (LFMT) Package 8.5.102.00 contains LFMT Client release 8.5.102.02 and 8.5.101.06, LFMT Collector release 8.5.102.00, Workbench Agent release 8.5.102.01, and LFMT Indexer release 8.5.102.00.

What's New

  • Enabled up to TLS 1.2 support for secure connections to Configuration Server

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved hostname verification over TLS issue

Upgrade Notes

  • Rename of the old LFMT Collector directory (for backup – this can be deleted after a period of time)
  • Run the installer included in the latest package.
  • Client:
    • LFMT Collector 8.5.102.00 is compatible with LFMT Client 8.5.102.02
    • LFMT Collector 8.5.102.00 is compatible with LFMT Client 8.5.101.06
  • Agent:
    • Workbench Agent 8.5.102.01 must be installed on each application server to integrate with LFMT Collector 8.5.102.00

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Version 8.5.101.05

Log File Management Tool (LFMT) Package 8.5.101.00 contains LFMT Collector release 8.5.101.05, LFMT Client release 8.5.101.05, Workbench Agent release 8.5.101.03, and LFMT Indexer release 8.5.101.00.

What's New

  • The filter details for generating a file package were added to the details.txt file within the package (LMST-625)
  • The location of the temp file directory can be modified via a configuration option (app_config/ tmp_folder_location) (LMST-638)

Resolved Issues

  • Added local interface binding configuration on the Collector side of the connection to the Agent (LMST-645)
  • Removed the need for the name of the provisioned Collector/Indexer host to be lowercase (LMST-640)
  • Prevented .tmp files from remaining in the LFMT file transfer temp directory when two applications have the same log file name (LMST-708)
  • Added a configuration option to extend the file stream transfer timeout (LMST-693)
  • Fixed file copy issues between Linux partitions (LMST-654)
  • Fixed null pointer exception that can occur if a provisioned host object did not have a defined IP address (LMST-650)

Upgrade Notes

  • Delete or rename the old Collector directory.
  • Install the new version of the Collector to the same directory as the previous location.
  • Run the database upgrade scripts for version 8.5.101.xx of LFMT included in the utilities directory of the Collector’s install location

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Version 8.5.100.05

What's New

  • LFMT Package 8.5.100.00 contains LFMT Client release 8.5.100.03, LFMT Collector release 8.5.1000.05, Workbench Agent release 8.5.100.04, and LFMT Indexer release 8.5.100.03.
  • Collector no longer leverages RSYNC over an SSH connection for collection requests. All collection requests are completed via a TCP connection to the 8.5.1 Workbench Agent. This removes the need for public-key authentication to hosts and also removes the need for deploying Cygwin on Windows application hosts.
  • Added support for collecting from multiple file paths for a single application
  • Added support for collection from SIP Server multi-thread logs (via x-sip-log SIP Server configuration option)
  • Added ability to raise alarms to the Management Framework for failed collections attempts
  • Collector will now refuse collection if the local used hard disk exceeds a configurable threshold
  • Added support for maintaining a history of circular logging files (filename.1.log, filename.2.log, etc)
  • Added support for configuring the cipher suite used for secure connections to the application host

Resolved Issues

  • Now using the exposed “default” port instead of the “messaging” port for connections from the LFMT Client to the LFMT Collector (LMST-586)
  • Support for concatenated values in the log/all property (i.e. stdout, network, etc) (LMST-414)

Upgrade Notes

When provisioning the Collector within Genesys Administrator or Genesys Administrator Extension, the default template name of “LFMT_Collector” must be used. The Workbench Agents white-list the applications that are allowed to connect to the agent by comparing the name of the template


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Version 8.5.000.28

What's New

  • LFMT Build 8.5.000.02 contains LFMT Client release 8.5.000.23, LFMT Collector release 8.5.000.28, and LFMT Indexer release 8.5.000.30.

Resolved Issues

  • LFMT Collector now supports Oracle database connections using service names (LMST-385)
  • LFMT Collector schedules now display the correct “next runtime” after application restart (LMST-369)
  • LFMT Collector now recovers after a lost Configuration Server connection (LMST-390)
  • LFMT Collector now handles new applications added to Configuration Server since Collector startup (LMST-363)
  • LFMT Collector now includes Cygwin deployment utilities with the Linux install (LMST-367)

Upgrade Notes

To connect to an Oracle database using a service name, add the following configuration option to the Oracle Database Access Point connected to the provisioned LFMT Collector application:

lfmt/use_oracle_service: true


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Version 8.5.000.24

What's New

  • LFMT Build 8.5.000.01 contains LFMT Client release 8.5.000.20, LFMT Collector release 8.5.000.24, and LFMT Indexer release 8.5.000.23.

Resolved Issues

  • LFMT Collector now properly handles collections containing deleted applications. (LMST-327)
  • LFMT Collector now properly reconnects to Oracle databases. (LMST-329)
  • LFMT Collector now stops collections when less than 500MB is available on CLS. (LMST-330)
  • LFMT Collector now properly updates Next Run Times. (LMST-331)
  • LFMT Collector now correctly deletes log file packages when expiration time is met. (LMST-334)

Upgrade Notes

No special procedure is required to upgrade to this release.


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Version 8.5.000.18

What's New

  • LFMT Collector is configured as a separate application in Configuration Server.
  • LFMT Collector 8.5.000.18 requires the Java 8 Runtime Environment (JRE).
  • LFMT Collector 8.5.000.18 requires a new LFMT database.
  • LFMT database(s) are configured using Database Access Point (DAP) configuration objects.
  • LFMT Collector 8.5.000.18 supports Windows 2012.
  • LFMT Collector 8.5.000.18 supports TLS connections to Configuration Server.
  • LFMT Collector 8.5.000.18 supports a distributed LFMT deployment.
  • LFMT Build 8.5.000.00 contains LFMT Client release 8.5.000.18, LFMT Collector release 8.5.000.18, and LFMT Indexer release 8.5.000.19.

Resolved Issues

This is the first release of the LFMT Collector 8.5 and, as such, it contains no corrections or modifications.

Upgrade Notes

There is no upgrade procedure for this release.


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Known Issues and Recommendations

The Known Issues and Recommendations section is a cumulative list for all 8.5.x releases. This section provides the latest information on known issues and recommendations associated with this product. It includes information on when individual items were found and, if applicable, corrected. The Resolved Issues section for each release describes the corrections and may list additional issues that were corrected without first being documented as Known Issues.


If new Workbench Agents are deployed to the environment or if any configuration changes are made to an Agent, the Collector needs a restart to reflect the changes.

ID: LMST-587 Found In: 8.5.100.05 Fixed In:

Workaround: Restart the LFMT Collector after any changes are made to the Workbench Agents (i.e. Agent port configuration is changed or a new Agent is deployed).


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Discontinued Support

This section documents features that are no longer supported in this software. This cumulative list is in release-number order with the most recently discontinued features at the top of the list. Top of Page

This page was last edited on September 3, 2020, at 09:18.

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