The Simulate option lets you test EventLog Analyzer with sample event log data before setting it up for real-time analysis on your network. The sample data is taken from the syslog_records.xml file present in the <EventLogAnalyzer_Home>/server/default/conf directory on the server.
|If EventLog Analyzer is running on a Windows machine, add the same machine as a Windows host before trying to simulate event logs. Otherwise you cannot view any reports for the simulated data.|
When you click the Simulate link from the welcome screen or the Settings tab, the EventLog Analyzer server starts receiving the sample data as event logs. The server then analyzes this data and generates reports assuming this data to be actual event logs. As a result, you can view all the pre-defined event reports, create custom reports, and set up notifications just like you would when actual data is received.
At any time, click the Stop Simulate link from the Settings tab to stop sending the sample event logs to the server. However, data already sent to the server will be present until the database is reinitialized.