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Set alarms

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Use alarms to monitor network traffic, disk space, and the number of messages in the queue waiting to be processed. When an alarm is triggered, Kiwi Syslog Server alerts you by playing a sound, sending an email, or running a program.

  1. Choose File > Setup to open the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup dialog box.
  2. Expand the Alarms node.
  3. Click the type of alarm you want to enable.

    Min message count The alarm is triggered if Kiwi Syslog Server receives fewer than the specified number of messages per hour. This could indicate that messages are not being received.
    Max message count The alarm is triggered if Kiwi Syslog Server receives more than the specified number of messages per hour.
    Disk space usage

    The alarm is triggered if the amount of free disk space on the disk where Kiwi Syslog Server is installed drops below the specified threshold.

    You can also select options to close TCP connections or stop disk logging when free disk space is below the specified levels.

    Message queue monitor

    The alarm is triggered if:

    • The syslog message queue overflows more than the specified number of times per hour.
    • More than the specified number of messages are in the queue waiting to be processed.

    The configuration panel for the selected alarm opens.

  4. Enter the alarm threshold.
  5. Select the notification method.

    Audible alarm

    This feature is available only in the licensed version.

    • If you select Beep, the system beeps every second until the alarm is canceled.
    • If you select Play a sound file, the sound file is played every five seconds until the alarm is canceled.

    To cancel an alarm, double-click the red alarm bell icon in the tool bar at the top of the Kiwi Syslog Service Manager window.

    Run program

    This feature is available only in the licensed version.

    Select the program file to run. You can pass information to the program using command line parameters and message content variables. Place quotation marks (") around file names or paths that contain spaces. For example: 

    Pager.exe "555-1234" ,"Syslog - Warning, lots of messages received, Max set at %MsgAlarmMax but received %MsgThisHour so far this hour."

    Use the Test button to make sure the program runs as expected.

    Notify by e-mail

    An email is sent to the alarm message recipients specified in E-mail settings.

    The email message includes the alarm message, the threshold exceeded, and the current threshold value. For context, the last hour's statistics are also included.

  6. Click Apply to save your changes.
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13:02, 2 Mar 2017

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