Configuring a Monitoring Policy for the Log Monitoring Application

To monitor and search log data in the Log Monitoring application, you must enable content indexing on a new or existing monitoring policy and associate the users who can monitor the logs from the application.

Best Practice: Create a new policy to monitor the log data from the application. If you enable content indexing on an existing policy, only the log events that occur after the policy configuration are indexed. With a new policy, old log data continues to be indexed.

If you created a policy to include monitoring criteria, create a similar policy but only enable content indexing; do not define criteria. You can continue to use the old policy to receive notifications whenever a log event matches the defined criteria.

To create a new policy and enable content indexing, see Creating a Monitoring Policy.

To enable content indexing on an existing policy, use the steps in the following procedure:


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Policies and click Monitoring Policies.
  2. Right-click the monitoring_policy where you want to enable content indexing and click Edit > Policy.

    The Edit Monitoring Policy window is displayed.

  3. Go to the Specify the data capturing options page, and enable content indexing:
    1. From the Select Analytics Engine list, select the Analytics engine that you recently configured.
    2. If you plan to age the indexed log data, in the Age Analytics data after n days option, specify the number of days that you want to retain the data.

What to Do Next

By default, the user (owner) who creates the policy and the CommCell administrator are associated with the policy. To give access to other users, see Setting Access Permissions to Monitoring Policies.