Home » Admin Settings

Configuring Firewall Availability Alerts


In Firewall Analyzer, alert can be triggered, if the Firewall stopped sending the logs. The alert triggering is configurable. Firewall non-availability alert configuration notifies the user through e-mail, when the Firewall Analyzer is not receiving logs from firewall(s).

 

Follow the procedure given below to configure the triggering of alert:

  • Select the Settings tab in the Web Client. On the right side of the screen, you will see Admin Settings section below the System Settings section. In the Admin Settings section, there will be Firewall Availability Alert link.
  • Click the Firewall Availability Alert link. The Firewall Availability Alert page opens. In the screen, there will be a link Add Add Alert on the left side top to add an alert. Below the link, the configured alerts are listed in a table. The details of the table columns are:

 

Columns Description

Device Names

The device names of the firewalls, for which this alert will be triggered, if the firewalls fail to send logs.

Alert Mail Address

Failure of the above mentioned firewalls to send logs will trigger an alert to send e-mail to the configured users e-mail IDs.

Time Interval (minutes)

The time duration within which a log should be received by the Firewall Analyzer. Failure to receive a log within this time duration will trigger this alert.
Action This indicates whether the configured alert is enabled or disabled.

 

  • To configure an alert, click the Add Add Alert link. The Create Availability Alert page opens.
    • Select the firewall devices for which this alert needs to be triggered using the Change Selection link. A pop-up window Select Devices from the list opens to select the devices. In this the first option will be All Devices, and below the All Devices option the devices are listed. Select the All Devices option or devices as per requirement. The selected devices are displayed under the Selected Devices.
    • In the "If the logs are not received from the above selected firewall(s) for at least (15 minutes/30 minutes/60 minutes/2 hours/6 hours/12 hours/1 day)" part, select the time duration from the combo box. The time interval options available are: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 2 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, and 1 day.
    • Configure the following in the Send Alert as section:
      • Select the Mail check box.
      • Enter the e-mail address in the Mail To text box, to which the alert has to be sent. Enter multiple e-mail addresses separated by a comma(,).
      • Optionally, you can modify the e-mail subject in the Subject text box as per your reqruirement.

      If the Mail Server is not configured the following note appears and there is a link provided to configure the Mail Server. Configure the Mail Server in order to get the mail alerts.

       

      Note: Mail Server is not configured. Click here to configure the Mail Server.

      • Select the SMS check box.
      • Enter the mobile phone number in the SMS To text box, to which the alert has to be sent. Enter multiple phone numbers separated by a comma(,).

      If the SMS Settings is not configured the following note appears and there is a link provided to configure the SMS Settings. Configure the SMS Settings in order to get the SMS alerts.

       

      Note: Mail Server is not configured. Click here to configure the Mail Server.

      • Select the Run Script (SNMP) check box.
      • Select the script to be run in the Location field. Click the Choose File button to browse the location of the script file. Besides the button, the selected file name will be displayed. If no file is chosen, No file chosen is displayed.

         

  • After choosing all the required values, click Add Alert to save and activate the new alert. Click Cancel to cancel the alert configuration.

 

Copyright © 2013, ZOHO Corp. All Rights Reserved.
ManageEngine