Monitoring Policy Wizard: Please select the type of monitoring policy you would like to create

Use this page in the wizard to select the monitoring policy template that you want to use based on the type of log to be monitored.

Text Log Files

Use this type of template to monitor text-based logs, such as NetApp logs.

  • Please select the template

    Displays the available text-based log templates, including the ones you created. The following templates are provided by default:

    • NetApp Logs

      Template for log files generated by the SnapProtect software.

    • F5 Template and F5 IIS Template

      Templates for log files generated by F5 software.

    • Simple Text Template

      Template for text-based logs from any program.

    • Windows Event

      Template for Microsoft Windows events that are saved as .evtx files.

  • Manage Templates

    Provides access to the following management operations:

    • Adding a new template or deleting an existing one. Note that predefined templates cannot be deleted.
    • Viewing the properties of a specific template.
    • Editing or validating a template.


Use this type of template to monitor alerts, audit trails, or events occurring in the CommServe database.

  • Please select the template

    Displays the templates for alerts, audit trail and events. Select the appropriate template from the list to monitor the CommServe database. For example, select Audit Trail to track changes between audit trail reports.

Windows Events

Use this template to monitor Microsoft Windows events across the clients selected for the monitoring policy.


Use this template to monitor system logs on UNIX computers.

On Demand

Use this template if you plan to upload log files to the Log Monitoring application (in the Web Console) for immediate log indexing.

Global Monitoring

Create a global monitoring policy on a CommCell to monitor data from other CommCells. The analytics engine selected in the global monitoring policy is used to index data from the other CommCells.