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Monitoring Policy Templates

A monitoring policy template defines the structure of a log. During the creation of a monitoring policy, you define the type of log you want to monitor by selecting a template.

The template properties, which include parsing criteria, are used by monitoring policies to track specific chunks of log information. For example, the following are some properties that you can specify:

  • Data type and format of the columns in the log file
  • Delimiting characters that separate each column

Predefined Templates

The following table lists the templates that are available when you create monitoring policies:

Template Type Description
Text Log Files The following templates are available to parse text log files:
  • NetApp Logs

    Applies to all of the log files generated by SnapProtect software.

  • F5 Template and F5 IIS Template

    Applies to log files generated by F5 software. When you create a monitoring policy with the F5 templates, you must provide the path to the folder containing the log files.

  • Simple Text Template

    Applies to text-based logs from any program. When you create a monitoring policy with the Simple Text template, you must provide the path to the folder containing the log files.

  • Windows Event

    Applies to Microsoft Windows events that are saved as .evtx files. When you create a monitoring policy with the Windows Event template, you must provide the path to the folder containing the .evtx files.

Database The following templates are available to track specific events in the CommServe database:
  • Audit Trail
  • Alert
  • Event Viewer
Windows Events Tracks Microsoft Windows events across the clients selected when the monitoring policy is created.
SysLogs Tracks UNIX system logs.
On Demand Tracks any log file that is uploaded using the Log Monitoring application on the Web Console.

To check if a predefined template meets your log requirements, see the following procedures:

Creating New Templates

If the predefined text-based templates do not meet your log requirements, you can create and manage your own template. For more information, see Creating a Monitoring Policy Template.