Release Note

DB Server

8.1.x

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. © 2011–2018

Contents

Introduction

Release Number AIX HP-UX PA HP-UX IPF Linux Solaris Windows
8.1.302.05 [11/30/18] – General X     X X X
8.1.302.03 [07/10/18] – General X     X X X
8.1.302.02 [06/08/18] – General X     X X X
8.1.302.01 [03/27/18] – General X     X X X
8.1.302.00 [03/06/18] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.18 [12/22/17] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.16 [08/22/17] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.15 [06/05/17] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.14 [04/07/17] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.13 [03/03/17] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.12 [08/05/16] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.11 [04/29/16] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.04 [03/25/16] – General X     X X X
8.1.301.03 [06/25/15] – General X     X X X
8.1.300.07 [04/10/15] – General X     X X X
8.1.300.06 [10/31/13] – Hot Fix           X
8.1.300.05 [07/11/13] – Hot Fix       X   X
8.1.300.03 [07/03/13] – General X X X X X X
8.1.200.08 [07/10/13] – Hot Fix       X    
8.1.200.06 [11/21/12] – General X X X X X X
8.1.100.04 [04/06/12] – General X X X X X X
8.1.000.05 [07/13/11] – General X X X X X X

Link to 8.0 Product Release Note (Cumulative)
Documentation Corrections
Known Issues and Recommendations
Discontinued Support
Internationalization
Additional Information


Introduction

As of February 1, 2012, Genesys is no longer an affiliate of Alcatel-Lucent; any indication of such affiliation within Genesys products or packaging is no longer applicable. Please see the Genesys website at www.genesys.com for more details.

This release note applies to all 8.1 releases of DB Server.

Use of Third-Party Software

Genesys follows applicable third-party redistribution policies to the extent that Genesys solutions utilize third-party functionality. For additional information about third-party software used in this product, see the Legal Notices for Management Framework. Please contact your Genesys Customer Care representative if you have any questions.


Release Number 8.1.302.05 [11/30/18] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

There are no corrections or modifications in this release.

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Release Number 8.1.302.03 [07/10/18] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

There are no corrections or modifications in this release.

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Release Number 8.1.302.02 [06/08/18] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

There are no corrections or modifications in this release.

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Release Number 8.1.302.01 [03/27/18] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release includes the following correction or modification:


Microsoft SQL client software on Linux now supports multi-language configuration environments. (MFWK-19231)


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Release Number 8.1.302.00 [03/06/18] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

There are no corrections or modifications in this release.

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Release Number 8.1.301.18 [12/22/17] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release includes the following correction or modification:


DB Server no longer terminates unexpectedly while retrieving binary large object (BLOB) data larger than 10 MB from an Oracle database, but truncates the data after 10 MB. Previously, DB Server sometimes terminated. (MFWK-18250)


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Release Number 8.1.301.16 [08/22/17] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

There are no corrections or modifications in this release.

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Release Number 8.1.301.15 [06/05/17] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This release does not contain new features or functionality.

Corrections and Modifications

This release includes the following correction or modification:


DB Server no longer randomly returns garbage values when retrieving binary large object (BLOB) data from an Oracle database. (MFWK-18250)


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Release Number 8.1.301.14 [04/07/17] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release includes the following correction and modification:


DB Server can now handle a message that is received in an incorrect format, and no longer terminates unexpectedly as a result. (MFWK-19767)


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Release Number 8.1.301.13 [03/03/17] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release includes the following corrections and modifications:


DB Server now handles binding errors correctly. If a binding error occurs, DB Server successfully generates a binding failure log. Previously in this scenario, DB Server terminated unexpectedly while generating the error log. (MFWK-18209)


DB Server, configured to send logs to the spool, now properly handles the scenario in which it is unable to read the spool files while sending the messages from the spool. Previously in this scenario, DB Server terminated unexpectedly and produced a core file. (MFWK-18091)


DB Server now truncates binary data that is greater than 10 MB in size without dropping the connection to the database. Previously in this scenario, DB Server was unable to handle data that size and would terminate its DB client, requiring the Application to re-establish its connection. (MFWK-17703)


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Release Number 8.1.301.12 [08/05/16] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release includes the following correction or modification:


When using DB Server on a 64-bit platform to fetch data from multiple records in an IBM DB2 database, the NULL value set for a time field was fetched, as expected. Previously in this scenario, a value of NON-NULL from the previous record was fetched incorrectly.

Note: This is a common problem in DB2 and applies to any datatype. This correction is available only to Genesys 8.5.1 database clients and is located in the dbclient_851 folder of the DB Server Installation Package (IP).

(MFWK-17566)


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Release Number 8.1.301.11 [04/29/16] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release includes the following corrections or modifications:


The DB Server process no longer exits during startup when it receives an error message from Configuration Server that an application with the same name is already running. Instead, DB Server now keeps trying to connect until it has succeeded or stopped. This issue sometimes prevented the DB Server service from becoming operational after its host was rebooted. (MFWK-17284)


When using the PostgreSQL DBMS, database requests no longer fail if the SQL binding statement contains timestamp format strings, such as YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS for example. Previously in this scenario, the text after :MI was considered a binding variable, such as YYYY-MM-DD HH24$36:SS in the example above.

Note: This correction applies only if you are using the latest version of database client processes stored in the dbclient_851 folder, as described above.

(MFWK-16326)


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Release Number 8.1.301.04 [03/25/16] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This release does not contain new features or functionality.

Corrections and Modifications

This release includes the following correction and modification:


Timestamp data retrieved from an Oracle database is no longer truncated, so values of all timestamp-related data types (such as TIMESTAMP, TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE, and TIMESTAMP WITH LOCAL TIME ZONE) will be accurate. Previously, this data was truncated automatically by the database, and subsequent display and processing of the data was incorrect.

Note: This correction applies only if you are using the latest version of database client processes (oracle_name=./dbclient_851/dbclient_oracle), as described below.

(MFWK-17346)


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Release Number 8.1.301.03 [06/25/15] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

There are no corrections or modifications in this release.

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Release Number 8.1.300.07 [04/10/15] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. There are no new features or functionality in this release.

Corrections and Modifications

There are no corrections or modifications in this release.

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Release Number 8.1.300.06 [10/31/13] – Hot Fix

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

This is a hot fix for this product. This release contains no new features or functionality.

Corrections and Modifications

This release contains the following correction or modification:


Database connectivity parameters have all been resized to accept values with a maximum length of 4096 bytes. Previously, the permitted length of some of these parameters did not allow the input of long values, such as Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN). (MFWK-14967)


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Release Number 8.1.300.05 [07/11/13] – Hot Fix

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

This is a hot fix for this product. This release contains no new features or functionality.

Corrections and Modifications

This release contains the following correction or modification:


The memory leak that sometimes occurred in a PostgreSQL dbclient has been fixed, and no longer occurs. (MFWK-14155, ER# 324307573)


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Release Number 8.1.300.03 [07/03/13] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release contains the following correction or modification:


DB Server no longer generates the log record SP fetch record failure (no data) when a stored procedure executes successfully. (MFWK-13940, ER# 318989461)


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Release Number 8.1.200.08 [07/10/13] – Hot Fix

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

This is a hot fix for this product. This release contains no new features or functionality.

Corrections and Modifications

This release contains the following correction or modification:


The memory leak that sometimes occurred in a PostgreSQL dbclient has been fixed, and no longer occurs.(MFWK-14521 [MFWK-14155, ER# 324307573])


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Release Number 8.1.200.06 [11/21/12] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release also contains the following corrections or modifications:


If an Oracle stored procedure contains incorrect syntax, DB Server now displays an error message on the console, and continues to process the next request. Previously in this scenario, DB Server just stopped responding. (ER# 303758465)


When using the Postgre DBMS, the db client no longer terminates or disconnects unexpectedly during the execution of a BINDED function. (ER# 301281179)


When written to a log, the password for the Configuration Database is now represented as a string of asterisks (for example, ******). Previously, the password was not hidden, enabling anyone with access to the log to know the password. (ER# 294840321)


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Release Number 8.1.100.04 [04/06/12] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in this release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

This release also contains the following corrections or modifications:


When using Oracle Client, operations involving Oracle Large Object (LOB) types now work properly and are no longer a factor in causing the DB Server client for an Oracle database to terminate unexpectedly. (ER# 295772304)


When operating on the HP-UX IPF platform, the DB Server client for an Oracle database now works properly. Previously, DB Server requested PA-RISC Oracle Client software instead of IPF. (ER# 295699661)


DB Server, when running on the HP-UX platform and connected to an Oracle database, now correctly stops all dbclient_oracle processes if the request timeout expires. Previously, the dbclient_oracle processes would continue running, reaching 100% CPU utilization. (ER# 292370983, 287182359)


DB Server no longer generates the following log message at startup: Cannot create managed object "exit". This message did not affect the operation of DB Server, and could be ignored. (ER# 290373611)


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Release Number 8.1.000.05 [07/13/11] – General

Supported Operating Systems
New in This Release
Corrections and Modifications

Supported Operating Systems

The operating systems supported by this release are listed in the Contents, above.

New in This Release

There are no restrictions for this release. This section describes new features that were introduced in the initial 8.1 release of DB Server.

Corrections and Modifications

There are no corrections or modifications in this release.

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Documentation Corrections

This section provides corrections and updates for issues found in currently released documentation for this product. The changes described here will be included in future published versions of the document.


In "Appendix C: Installing and Configuring an Oracle Client" of the Framework 8.1 DB Server User's Guide, step 5 directs the user to create a configuration file that contains incorrect content, as follows:

  1. Create the configuration file
    /etc/ld.so.conf.d/oracle-11.2-client64.conf
    containing the line
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/oracle/11.2/client64/lib.

This step should read:

  1. Create the configuration file
    /etc/ld.so.conf.d/oracle-11.2-client64.conf
    containing the line
    /usr/lib/oracle/11.2/client64/lib.


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Known Issues and Recommendations

This section provides the latest information on known issues and recommendations associated with this product.


On Linux, DB Server is currently using Microsoft ODBC 13.X driver for direct connections to MS SQL database. This restricts the use of non-ASCII characters when working with databases that have non-Unicode native codepages. For more details on the restrictions, see the Microsoft documentation for the specified driver version. (MFWK-20770)

Found In: 8.1.302.00 Fixed In: 

DB Server does not support MS SQL client software on Linux in a multi-language configuration environment. (MFWK-19231)

Found In: 8.1.302.00 Fixed In: 8.1.302.01

If you use a tool other than Windows certificate services to generate the TLS security certificate and then import the certificate to Windows manually, the CERT_TRUST_REVOCATION_STATUS_UNKNOWN validation error will occur and the TLS connection to the Genesys server will fail.

Workaround: Set the client-auth option to 0 (zero) to disable server authentication in the DB Server TLS socket. Refer to the Framework 8.1 Configuration Options Reference Manual for a full description of this option and how to use it.

(MFWK-14166, ER# 324547671)

Found In: 8.1.300.03 Fixed In: 

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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. For more information on discontinued support for operating environments and databases, see "Discontinued Support" in the Genesys Supported Operating Environment Reference Guide.


HP Compaq Tru64 Alpha is no longer supported.

Discontinued As Of: 8.1.000.05

IBM AIX 5.1 and 5.2 32/64-bit are no longer supported.

Discontinued As Of: 8.1.000.05

Oracle 9 is no longer supported.

Discontinued As Of: 8.1.000.05

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 is no longer supported.

Discontinued As Of: 8.1.000.05

Solaris SPARC 8 is no longer supported.

Discontinued As Of: 8.1.000.05

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Internationalization

Information in this section is included for international customers.


There are no internationalization issues for this product.


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Additional Information

Additional information on Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. is available on our Customer Care website. The following documentation also contains information about this software. Please consult the Framework 8.1 Deployment Guide first.

Product documentation is provided on the Customer Care website, the Genesys Documentation website, and the Documentation Library DVD.

Note: For the DVD, the New Documents on this DVD page indicates the production date for that disc. Due to disc production schedules, documentation on the Genesys Documentation website may be more up-to-date than what is available on disc immediately after a product is released or updated. To determine the version of a document, check the version number that is located on the second page in PDFs or on the About This File topic in Help files.

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