Viewing Host Details


 

Click the Host Details link to view the details on the EventLog Server and also the details of the hosts from which EventLog Analyzer is currently collecting event logs.

 

The Add New Host link lets you add a new host to this list. Select multiple hosts and click the Delete Host link to delete them all in a single click. There is a Search option to search a particular host from the list of hosts available.

The Hosts Details table lists all the hosts from which event logs are being collected.

 

Field/Icon Description
Unix icon or Windows icon or Cisco icon or Router icon or Router icon or Router icon This icon tells you whether this host is Linux/ Windows/ Cisco Routers / Switches.
Edit icon Click this icon to edit attributes for this host
Enabled icon or Disabled icon Click this icon to enable or disable collecting event logs from this host
HostName
The host name of the machine from which event logs are collected
HostIPAddress
The IP Address of the host.
Delete
Click the Delete icon to delete this host . To delete more than one host, use the check-box to select the host.
Status
The status of log collection from this host. Hover over each icon to see the current status.
NextScanOn
Provides the time at which the next scan is scheduled. This is set while adding the host, where the field Monitor Interval in minutes decides the next schedule of the scan, the default being 10 minutes. The status of the hosts and performing unscheduled scans using the ScanNow link, impacts the next scanning schedule.
LastMessageOn
Displays the last time at which the host sent an event log to the server.
Action

The ScanNow link provides an option to do an unscheduled scan for Windows and AS/400 machines. Until the scan is complete, Scanning in progress icon is displayed.

The PingNow link pings the Unix/Linux machines to ascertain connectivity is intact.

Editing Host Details

Click the Edit icon next to the host to edit the log collection details for that host. Depending on the type of host, the following details can be edited:

 

Host Type Host Detail Description
Windows Display Name The name that is displayed for the host.
Login Name/ Password The login details (credentials) needed to collect event logs from this host. You need to have Administrator privileges, and for applying the change of credentials to all the hosts in the particular domain, displayed in the field Domain Name, you need to select the option Apply login name and password changes to all domain(displayed below) authenticated hosts.
Domain Name The default domain name to which the host belongs is displayed and it is non-editable. The field is optional. Select the check box Domain Name, the domain name field becomes editable and the option Apply authentication to all hosts in this domain with selction check box appears below the field. Enter the domain name of the host in the Domain Name field. If you want to use the host credentials to all the hosts in the domain to access the hosts and collect logs, select the check box.
Host Group Select the Host Group to which the hosts need to be changed to. Click the Add Group icon to create a new host group. The option Apply authentication to all hosts in this Group with selction check box is available below the field. If you want to use the host credentials to all the hosts in this host group to access the hosts and collect logs, select the check box.
Monitor Interval The number of minutes after which the host will be polled for new event logs. The option Apply Monitor Interval to all hosts in this Group with selction check box is available below the field. If you want to apply monitor interval to all the hosts in this host group to access the hosts and collect logs, select the check box.
Unix/
Cisco Device/ Any Syslog Device
Display Name The name that is displayed for the host.
Host Type Select the Host Type to which the hosts need to be changes to. Click the Add Group icon to create a new host type.
Display Icon Click on the Change Image link to change the icon that is displayed. You can select from a list of icons Unix icon or Windows icon or Cisco icon or Router icon or Router icon or Router icon . You can also add your own icon using the Add New IconAdd New Icon link. If you need to apply the changes to all the host belonging to this Host Group, you need to select the option Apply to all hosts in Group.
Host Group Select the Host Group to which the hosts need to be changed to. Click the Add Group icon to create a new host group.
Syslog Listener Port The listener port on which EventLog Analyzer is listening for event logs from this host. This is also the same port on which this host is forwarding event logs to EventLog Analyzer.

 

Once you have made the changes, click Save Host Details to save the new settings for this host.

 

attention

When a host is deleted, it is removed from the database, meaning all host-related data is permanently deleted.

 

Click on any host to view the event summary for that host.

 

The Host Details link also lists the ports on which EventLog Analyzer is listening for event logs. By default, Listening Ports 513 and 514 is added. When you add a UNIX host, and specify a different port other than 513 or 514 to collect logs, that port is automatically added to this list.

 

attention

Any newly added syslog port will be displayed under Listening Ports only after a couple of minutes.

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