How to setup MonitorWare Agent to monitor NetApp devices using backup *.evt files

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

This article describes how to use MonitorWare Agent to monitor NetApp devices using the backup .evt files. In this guide we describe how to setup the service. For creating the actions, please refer to the our other guides.

There are basically two methods to monitor logs of NetApp devices. The first, described here, is to monitor the .evt files that the NetApp device generates. The second method is to monitor the device via the Eventlog API. Instructions can be found here.

The NetApp device basically offers to access the .evt files via a network share. Thus the files are easily accessible through our products.

Basically, we need to create the Event Log Monitor service in MonitorWare Agent. Simply right-click on services and from the popup list, choose "Add Service" and the "Event Log Monitor".

Now disable all the currently available logs except for one. Double click on the one that is still checked. A new window opens.

In this new windows, enable the option "Read Eventlog from File". The parameters belonging to this option are now available. Insert the file and path name into the field. Alternatively, you can use the browse button to navigate to the remote location of the NetApp and choose the file like that. You could now also change the "Type of Eventlog" if necessary.

Please note, that this method is also fit to monitor multiple files. You only need to change the file name accordingly and insert wildcards to replace name values like dates. This is good for cases, when a new log file is created every day and the filename reflects the date when the file was created, like below for file like adtlog.20130206110000.evt or adtlog.20130206121314.evt.

So thats it basically. You can now choose to forward the log messages via syslog to a central log host, write them into a database or use one of the many other options that are available in MonitorWare Agent.

2013-02-18 MonitorWare Agent 9.0 released

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Adiscon is proud to announce the 9.0 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This new major release adds full support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012.

It can now also monitor dynamic *.evt files generated by NetApp devices. This permits to process all types of NetApp Event Log Records, no matter how the NetApp device is configured. Also, the "overrun protection delay" preciseness has been enhanced, providing even finer-grain control over how fast syslog messages are emitted. This can be very important for UDP-only based receivers, which need to receive data at a high rate, but slow enough so that no packet loss occurs.

To better support using both the old-style and new-style Windows Events Logs, an Event ID conversion capability has been added (for security events). This permits to use unified event IDs for both styles of the Windows Event Log. Most importantly, this also permits existing (customer) scripts to continue to run with the new style Event Log system.

For OEMs, the integration capabilities have been enhanced. So it now is possible to use customized service names and registry keys. This permits seamless integration into turnkey solutions. Also, for ultra-secure envrionments, this permits increased security hardening as an attacker needs to guess the actual service name if it was custom-set.

Increased SSL security by updated the Core Engine to the latest OpenSSL library 1.0.1e.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 9.0 is a free download. Customers with existing 8.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.

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