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Configures a SETP server service. A SETP server is used inside the MonitorWare line of products to ensure reliable receiving of events from other systems. There are only few configuration options, as SETP takes the original message from the sender and uses the exact settings that the sender was configured for. No alteration occurs at the SETP server side; as such, no values need to be configured for the message format.

 

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SETP Server Properties

 

 

Internet Protocoltype

 

Select the desired protocol type. IPv4 and IPv6 are available. The IPv6 protocol needs to be properly installed in order to be used. Note that one Service can only handle IPv4 or IPv6, so if you want to use both protocols, you will need to create two separate services.

 

 

Listener Port

 

The port the SETP server listens on. The default value is 5432. This should be changed only if there is a definite need for it. Such a need typically arises from security concerns. If the port is changed, all reporting devices must also be configured to use the non-standard port. SETP operates over TCP.

 

 

Listener IP Adress

 

The SETP server service can be bound to a specific IP Address. You can either use an IPv4, an IPv6 Address or a Hostname that resolves to an IPv4 or IPv6 Address. This feature is useful for multihome environments where you want to run different Syslog Servers on different IP Addresses. Please note that the default IP Address 0.0.0.0 means ANY IP Address.

 

 

Session Timeout

 

This controls how long a session is to be opened from the server side.

 

 

Enable SSL/TLS

 

If this option is enabled then this action connects to SSL / TLS SETP servers. Please make sure that you want this option to be enabled.

 

Please note: If this option is enabled, this action will not be able to connect to NON-SSL SETP Servers.

 

Options

 

Under this group box, you can see three more options as discussed below:

 

Use zLib Compression to compress the data

 

When enabled, MonitorWare Agent decompresses the zLib compressed data sent by the SETP senders. It is still be able to receive normal data. zLib compression is useful to reduce traffic in WAN environments.

 

Session Timeout

 

It controls how long a session is to be opened from the server side.

 

Notify Sender about Rule Action Errors?

 

Enable this option to communicate the outcome of an action back to the the sender of the SETP message.

 

This communicates back the status of actions carried out on the receiver to the sender of the event. In essence, the sender system will know if the action failed or succeeded on the remote machine. It can then act exactly like the action was carried out on the local machine. The exact handling of failure states is depending on the event source.

 

An example: you have a machine running an EventLog Monitor and sending these events via SETP, and on the other side have all incoming events written into a database. If the database would be offline and the events not being written into it, the SETP server would return as the last message that the action failed (as long as this option is enabled) and generate a error event with ID 1005 (and generate a Success Event with ID 1012 if successful again). The sender would then halt and retry sending the event. This is because SETP is built somehow like TCP which ensures data transfer, but additionally can return a status to the sender if the following action was successful.

 

This happens because the event log monitor (as well as the file monitor and others) is a restartable event source. It uses the outcome of actions to decide if the action is to be retried in another run of the same source. Other event sources have different behavior. The syslog server, for example, does not retry failed actions. This is due to the lossy nature of syslog, in which loosing syslog messages is explicitely permitted (and favourable over taking up too many system resources by trying to buffer them).

 

Please Note: If you enable this feature, older MonitorWare Agent Versions (4.2.x and below, as well as WinSyslog 7.2.x and EventReporter 8.2.x and below) may have trouble sending data over SETP once a Rule Exception occurs! If you intend to use this feature, make sure all MonitorWare Agent Installations are at least Version 4.3.x (This applies for WinSyslog 7.3.x and EventReporter 8.3.x as well).

 

Default Ruleset Name

 

Name of the rule set to be used for this service. The Rule Set name must be a valid Rule Set.