Meet Veriato Server Manager
Server Manager consolidates, monitors, alerts on and responds to critical events, providing centralized management
and reporting of Event Log and Syslog data. Server security and performance is maintained, the health of server
resources is monitored, and adhering to compliance standards can be proved.
To truly consider Event Log Management “simple’, the solution you use should meet the followingthree criteria:
Let’s look at each and how Server Manager meets each.
Scalable – Single Solution
We’ve already discussed scalability a bit in this whitepaper in the context of Event Forwarding.
But your work encompasses multiple logs, multiple servers, and multiple types of logs.
Server Manager provides robust capabilities to address Microsoft Event Logs, Syslogs and Text Logs from within the
same solution, allowing you to consolidate, manage, monitor, alert and remediate issues across your entire network.
Some of you are monitoring logs for security reasons, while others are monitoring to maintain
performance levels of service. If uptime and performance are of concern, you need to be
monitoring beyond just logs. Server Manager also monitors server resources, disks, applications,
Windows services, databases, TCP ports, well-known web services, you name it – all under one
roof so you get a comprehensive view into what’s going on from both the log and performance
perspective. Figure 7 shows the various types of performance-related monitors Server Manager
Scalable – Multitudes of Nodes
Server Manager was designed to support the monitoring needs of your network. It can simultaneously be monitoring
your Windows servers, Unix boxes, workstations, SANs, NASs, routers, printers, hubs, switches, firewalls, appliances,
websites and more.
Scalable – Template Driven
Given that Server Manager can monitor so much, it has been designed to simplify the aspects of
monitoring so that you’re not repeating the same tasks over and over again.
Server Manager utilizes templates, shown in Figure 8, to define the various aspects of monitoring
and management of event logs, including:
If performance is a concern, having a single solution that
monitors both a servers logs, as well as its resources, services,
processes, etc. provides you with a comprehensive view into
Let’s use at a real-world example to see how this benefits you. If you monitor multiple Exchange or SQL servers, you
can simply define the events that need to be monitored, the times of day to monitor and the actions to take when the
monitors are triggered then quickly apply that same template to all of the servers, as is appropriate. Likewise, should
you simply want to reuse one aspect of that definition – let’s say an action to be taken – and apply it to a completely
different set of servers being monitored for a completely different set of events, you can take that action template
and utilize it somewhere else.
Next, let’s take a look at how a centralized solution simplifies Event Log Management.
Centralized – Log Consolidation
To properly monitor and manage logs, they need to be in one place.
With Server Manager’s Consolidation Template, shown in Figure 9,
you can easily select the servers, logs to be consolidated and filter the
consolidated events (Figure 10) to ensure you only collect the events
you need. Post-consolidation actions can also be applied to the logs as
they are pulled in, providing you with management and alerting the
moment consolidation occurs.
To properly monitor and
manage logs, they need
to be in one place.