NMIS 8.3.18G is being released for general availability, This release provides many bug fixes and a few new features.
Install CPAN Modules
NMIS8 now requires Net::Syslog, see the 8.3.9G patch for info on SMTP::SSL
Patch NMIS8 code with the NMIS8.3.18G update
Patch NMIS8 Config
Your NMIS installation may have settings that you have changed from the default installation. If you would like to keep these changes you will need to merge the additional fields that have been added into the stock configuration into your custom configuration. NMIS provides a tool called updateconfig.pl to help you do this:
Most of the config files will likely be the same as the install version, for these you can just copy the new versions
Update Server Configuration
Change Config.nmis to tell NMIS to use the new file permission scheme
We recommend updating the authentication system from apache to htpasswd (so NMIS does authentication instead of Apache). 3 steps need to be taken to change this.
Change Config.nmis to tell NMIS to use htpasswd
Backup old apache configGenerate new apache configuration (if you have customised yours edit it and remove the auth portions instead of generating a new one)
Create new config to replace old config and restart apache
Fix Data Type on mib2ip Counters
Run this command to make all the DS's COUNTER instead of GAUGE