Defining Database Filters for AS/400 hosts


You can use the database filters, to filter out the unwanted events from your hosts, from getting stored in the database. By this you can save the hard drive space.

For example, if you want to reject/ filter out the messages with the Message ID CPF8902, in the database filters, enter CPF8902 in the Message ID: field. If you do not want the Information severity of messages, unselect the Information check box. This will reject all the Information severity messages for the AS/400 host(s) that you choose in the database filters wizard.

 

Click the Database Filters option in the Settings tab, to apply specific event filters on the data to be stored in the database. With this option, you can store only the necessary event logs in the database, making it easier to search for particular events, and optimizing the capacity of the database. Clicking the option will open the Filter Details page. The page contains a menu bar and list of filters available.

The menu bar contains the following menu:

Tip There will be no hosts configured for the imported filter profiles. You have to edit the filter profile to configure the hosts.

 

Managing Database Filters

The Database Filters option lists all the filters created so far, with the option to add more. Click the Enabledicon to disable the filter. This is a toggle icon, so click it again to enable the filter. Click the Edit DB Filter icon to Edit the Database Filter. Click the Delete icon to delete the filter. The list also shows the filter type, hosts and host groups for which the filter has been set up.

 

Creating a New Database Filter for AS/400

Click the Filter link to create a new database filter for AS/400. You can find this link (AS/400 > Filter ) on the sub tab below the main tabs.

  1. Provide a Filter Name.
  2. You have two options (Basic Options and Advanced) to filter the messages under two tabs.
    1. Basic Options tab
      In the basic option, when multiple values are entered, all the values are considered for filtering events.
      • You will find Drop the Logs containing text box to drop the logs containing the message(s).
      • You will find Except text box to exclude an event with a specific event log message.
      • You will find Event Source text box to filter out events received from a specific event log source.
      • You will find User text box to filter out events received for a specific user. This field is effective only for Security (Important) events.

      Multiple values can be entered in the text boxes separated by commas.

    2. Advanced tab
      In the advanced option, when multiple values are entered, any of the values or all the values are considered for filtering events depending up on the selection of Match Any or Match All radio buttons.
      • You will find Match Any and Match All radio buttons for Drop the Logs containing text box to drop the logs containing the message(s).
      • You will find Match Any and Match All radio buttons for Except text box to exclude events with a specific event log message, from filtering out.
      • You will find Event Source text box to filter out events received from a specific event log source.
      • You will find User text box to filter out events received for a specific user. This field is effective only for Security (Important) events.
      Multiple values can be entered in the text boxes separated by commas.
  3. Select the severity of events which needs to be filtered, from the list of severity in the Severity row.

    The event severity are:

    1. Emergency
    2. Alert
    3. Critical
    4. Error
    5. Warning
    6. Notice
    7. Information
    8. Debug

    Any combination of event severity is possible and select the appropriate check boxes provided.

    The unselected event severity will be dropped.

  4. Enterthe message ID of AS/400 host error message to be filtered, in the Message ID field.
  5. Enterthe name of the IBM AS/400 job for which the error message to be filtered, in the Job Name field.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Choose the IBM AS/400 hosts and/or host groups on which the filter needs to be applied.
  8. Click Finish to create and activate this database filter.

Editing Database Filters

In the Edit Hosts tab you can add or remove hosts from this DB Filter. In the Edit Criteria tab you can modify the Event Type, Event Severity, Event ID, or Message Filters for the Filters for Windows Hosts and/or Filters for Unix Hosts. Click Save once the required modifications have been done in Edit Hosts tab or Edit Criteria tab or in both tabs.

 

 

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