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Home > Success Center > Log & Event Manager (LEM) > LEM Administrator's Guide > Appliances view in the LEM console

Appliances view in the LEM console

Updated: September 15, 2017

Use the Manage > Appliances view to add and manage LEM VMs, legacy appliances, and global settings.

This topic provides page-level help for the Appliances view in the LEM console.

 

The following screen capture shows the Appliances view in the LEM console.

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Tasks that you can perform using this view include:

  • Connecting to (or disconnecting from) a particular LEM Manager.

  • Adding a LEM Manager’s Agents.

  • Configuring rules, policies, and network security connectors that apply to each Manager.

 

Commands in the Appliances view can take a while to execute, because they must remotely access the Manager or network appliance.

 

 

The Appliances view is primarily concerned with managing LEM Managers. Customers with large LEM installations that include older LEM appliances may also see other components in the appliance list, including:

  • Database servers
  • Logging servers
  • Network sensors
  • nDepth servers

 

The Appliances main view

The following tables describe the Manage > Appliances view UI elements.

The Appliances menu bar

Name Description

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Adds a new Manager or network appliance to the console.

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Displays a drop-down menu to copy, import, or export user settings. You can copy grid information about your Manager and paste it to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for analysis or to the Remote Agent installer for updates.

The Appliances grid

The following table describes the columns and selections in the Appliances grid.

Column Description
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Displays a list of commands you can perform on the appliance.

When you select a Manager in the grid, use Logout, Configure, and Connectors for connecting products to the appliance. Select Policy for assigning an event distribution policy.

Status

Displays the connection status of the appliance.

indicates connected and logged in.

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Name

Displays the name of the Manager or appliance.

Type

Describes the type of appliance as a Manager, database, logging server, or network sensor.

Version

Displays the LEM Manager software version.

Platform

Displays the Manager platform name. The platform can be Trigeo SIM, VMware vSphere, or Microsoft HyperV.

IP Address

Displays the IP address of the Manager or appliance.

Port

Displays the port number used by the console to communicate with the Manager, network appliance, or database.

Connectors Update Enabled Indicates whether the appliance connectors are configured for automatic updates. If the icon is green, LEM is set up to automatically update whenever SolarWinds updates a connector. If the icon is gray, automatic connector updates are inactive and must be turned on for automatic connector updates.

User

Displays the user currently logged on to the Manager.

To automatically apply connector updates and manually apply individual connector updates, use the Connector Updates menu at the top right of the Appliance grid.

The Details Pane

The Details pane displays essential information about a LEM VM or appliance, including the VM's name, connection status, and IP address.

Field Description
Platform Displays the name of the Manager platform (VMware vSphere, Microsoft HyperV, or Trigeo SIM).
CPU Reservation Displays the CPU space reservation. Reserving CPU space ensures you have adequate resources available for the allocated CPUs.
Number of CPUs Displays the number of CPUs allocated to this LEM Manager.
Memory Allocation Displays the amount of memory allocated to this LEM Manager.
Memory Reservation Displays the amount of memory reserved for this system. Reserving memory ensures enough system memory is available when needed.

Status

Displays the LEM Manager or LEM appliance connection status.

Name

Displays the LEM Manager or LEM appliance name.

Type

Displays the appliance type: Manager, Database Server, nDepth, Logging Server, or Network Sensor.

Version

Displays the LEM Manager's software version.

IP Address

Displays the LEM Manager or LEM appliance IP address.

Port

Displays the port number used by the console to communicate with the LEM Manager or LEM appliance.

The Properties Pane

The properties pane consists of the Login, License, and Settings tabs.

The Properties pane is only used to configure LEM Manager settings. It is not active if you select another type of LEM VM in the Appliances grid.

The Login tab

Field Description
Username Enter the user name to log in with if configuring the console to log in automatically.
Password

Enter the password if configuring the console to log in automatically.

Leave this field empty if you want the console to prompt for a password when logging in.

Login Automatically Next Time Automatically log in to the Manager when you open the console. Clear this check box if you prefer to log in manually.
Save Credentials Enable the console to save the LEM Manager user name and password locally. If the Login Automatically Next Time check box is selected, the console will automatically log on to the Manager when the console is started. Otherwise, the console automatically provides the user name and password when you manually log in to the Manager.
Reconnect on disconnection / Try to reconnect every n seconds Enable the console to reconnect with the LEM Manager when the Manager is disconnected for any reason.
Timeout reconnection attempts after n tries Select to have the Console quit its reconnection attempts with the LEM Manager after a given number of tries, especially if the previous connection attempts were unsuccessful.

The License Tab

The License tab summarizes your available and allocated licenses, and activates your SolarWinds LEM license.

Field

Description

Total Nodes

Displays the total number of nodes allowed by your SolarWinds LEM license.

Total Unused Nodes

Displays the number of unallocated nodes.

Total Agent Nodes

Displays the number of nodes allocated to LEM agent devices (such as workstations or servers).

Total Non-Agent Nodes

Displays the number of nodes allocated to non-agent devices (such as firewalls and switches).

Maintenance Expiration Date

Displays the date your current maintenance contract with SolarWinds Support expires.

The Settings tab

The Settings tab defines the LEM Manager password policy settings and the global automatic update settings. Global automatic updates allow the LEM Manager to automatically send software updates to Agents as new software becomes available.

Field Description

Password Policy

Minimum Password Length

Enter or select the minimum number of required password characters. Passwords must have at least six characters, but no more than 40 characters.

Must meet complexity requirements

Select this check box if passwords must meet the following complexity requirements:

  • Passwords must not match or contain part of the user’s user name.
  • Passwords must be at least six characters long.
  • Passwords must contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z).
    • English lowercase characters (a through z).
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9).
    • Non-alphanumeric characters (!, $, #, %, ^, etc.).

Remote Updates

Enable Global Automatic Updates

Select this check box to enable a LEM Manager to update its qualifying Agents with the latest software updates. Clear this check box to disable this feature.

Each Agent is also controlled by its Automatic Update settings on the Agents grid. The Agent Automatic Updates setting is disabled if you select the Enable Global Automatic Updates check box.

Maximum Concurrent Updates

Select how many Agents the LEM Manager can update at one time. The default value is 10.

If the number of Agents that require updates is greater than the value you entered in this field, the remaining Agents are queued for updates when an update slot is available.

Explorer Command Agent

Current Default Agent

Select the default Agent for performing SolarWinds explorer functions, such as NSLookup and Whois. For best results, choose an Agent that is normally online and will return the expected results.

Connection Requests

Minutes

Set the value for the amount of time before a timeout request is initiated.

Seconds Set the value for the amount of time before a timeout request is initiated.

SolarWinds Improvement Program

Email Address Enter your email address.
Send usage statistics to SolarWinds to help us improve our products Select this check box to send statistics to SolarWinds.

Threat Intelligence

Allow LEM to detect threats based on list of bad IP addresses This check box is active by default. Threat intelligence identifies events as threats by matching event IP information against a list of known bad IP addresses.

Only administrators have permissions to enable or disable the threat intelligence feed. Disabling and reenabling the threat intelligence feed forces a threat intelligence update and creates an InternalAudit event. Restarting LEM also forces the threat intelligence feed to update.

The "Connect to SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Appliance" form

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Field Description
Name or IP Enter the LEM VM name or IP address.
Username Enter the user name to log in with.
Password Enter the password for the account.
Login on console startup Select to automatically log in to LEM when the console is started.
Save Credentials Select to save the login user name and password.
Appliance Type Select the appropriate LEM Manager or server.
Connection Port

Enter the port number used by the console to communicate with the Manager network appliance or database.

The secure port number is 8443. This value defaults to 8080 for virtual appliances in the evaluation phase. This field only applies when the Appliance Type is Manager.

Model

Select "Virtual" if LEM is deployed as a VM, or select the appropriate appliance model (applies to older versions of LEM).

If you don't know the model type, select Unknown. If your model type does not appear in the drop-down list, select Other. Your selection will not impact Manager operations. If you selected a listed model type, an image of the appliance displays in the Details pane.

Level This option does not apply if LEM is deployed as a VM. If you are adding a physical appliance, select the appliance level. This value is related to the appliance capacity and performance. If you are not sure which level to choose, select Unknown.
Service Tag Enter the LEM appliance serial or registration number. This number uniquely identifies this piece of equipment and its specific configuration properties.
Icon Color Select the desired color for your icon.

See also:

The "Configure your SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Appliance" form

See The "Connect to SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Appliance" form for help.

The Connector Configuration form

The following table describes the key features of the Connector Configuration form.

Name Description

Sidebar button

Hides and open the Refine Results pane.

Refine Results pane

Displays all supported products. You can apply filters to the grid to reduce the number of displayed products and show only those products configured for use with this Agent. You can also associate a particular product category or status (Running or Stopped).

Connectors grid

The Connectors grid lists all of the sensor and actor connectors that are available to each Agent. These connectors are what allow LEM to monitor and interact with your network security products and devices.

Connectors are organized by category and product name. Each connector is named after the third-party product it is designed to configure for use with LEM.

Click this button to create a new connector instance the sensor or actor that is currently selected in the Connectors grid.

Properties pane

This pane displays detailed information about the connector that is currently selected in the Connectors grid.

  • If the connector is not configured, this pane displays a description of the connector.
  • If the connector is configured, this pane displays the configuration settings as read-only information.

Whenever you add or edit a connector , this pane turns into an editable form for recording the configuration settings.

Connectors grid columns

The following table briefly describes the meaning of each column in the Connector Configuration form’s Connectors grid.

Column Description

The gear button opens a menu of commands that apply to the connector that is currently selected in the grid.

Status

Shows the connector’s current connection status:

indicates the connector is connected and running.

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Category

The high-level connector category, such as anti-virus connectors, firewall connectors, operating system connectors, etc.

Name

The actor, sensor, or connector instance name. Typically, connectors are named after the third-party products they are designed to configure for use with LEM.

The Connectors grid icons

The following table describes the icons used in the Connector Configuration utility’s node tree.

Icon Description

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A blue connector icon represents a sensor for a particular product. The sensor displays the name of the product it is designed to monitor.

Each connector instance (or alias) that is currently configured to monitor that product is listed below the connector. If no connector instances are listed, it means the product, on this Agent computer, has not been configured for use with LEM.

Whenever you select a sensor in the grid, the lower pane displays the connector’s name and a description of the sensor, when available.

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The orange connector icon represents an actor for a product that can perform an active response. The actor displays the name of the product it is designed to interact with.

Each connector instance (or alias) that is currently configured to initiate an active response on that product is listed below the connector. If no connector instances are listed, it means the product, on this Agent computer, has not been configured for use with LEM.

Whenever you select an actor in the grid, the lower pane displays the connector’s name and a description of the actor, when available.

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This icon represents a configured instance of a sensor connector. Each sensor can have more than one instance, where each configuration is identified by a different name, called an alias. In the grid, each configured connector instance appears below its connector.

Whenever you select a sensor connector instance in the grid, the lower pane displays the sensor connector’s name, and the connector instance’s name (or alias) and configuration settings. The Status column displays each instance’s current status—Stopped (File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/1310-Appliances_view_in_the_LEM_console/icon-stop.png) or Running ().

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This icon represents a configured instance of an actor connector. Each actor can have more than one instance, where each configuration is identified by a different name, called an alias. In the grid, each configured connector instance appears below its connector.

Whenever you select an actor connector instance in the grid, the lower pane displays the actor connector’s name, and the connector instance’s name (or alias) and configuration settings. The Status column displays each instance’s current status—Stopped (File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/1310-Appliances_view_in_the_LEM_console/icon-stop.png) or Running ().

Refining the connectors grid

By default, the Connectors grid shows every connector (sensor and actor) that can be configured for use with a particular Agent or Manager. To help you work more efficiently with a long list of connectors, the Refine Results pane lets you apply filters to the Connectors grid to reduce the number of connectors it shows.

When you select options in the Refine Results pane, the Connectors grid refreshes to show only those sensor and actors that match the options you have selected. The other connectors are still there; however, they are hidden. To restore them to the grid, click the Reset button or select All in the refinement lists you are using.

The following table explains how to use the Refine Results pane.

Field Description

Reset

Clears the form and return the Connectors grid to its default state showing all connectors.

Search

Performs keyword searches for specific products.

Configured Connectors

Displays instances in the Connectors grid that are configured for your targeted Manager or Agent.

Clear this check box to have the grid list both configured and unconfigured connectors.

Category

Select a high-level category to list the connectors that are available to support third-party products in that category. Each connector is named after the product it is designed to configure for use with LEM.

If you cannot find a particular product, it is either not supported, or it is in a different category.

Status

Select Running to list all connectors currently running on your targeted Manager or Agent.

Select Stopped to list all connectors that currently stopped on your targeted Manager or Agent.

The Connector Configuration form fields for data-gathering (sensor) connectors

This section describes each field on the Connector Configuration form when you configure sensors for data-gathering connectors.

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Not every field appears with every connector. The fields that appear depend on the connector that you are configuring.

Field Description

Alias

Type a name that easily identifies the application or appliance event log file that is being monitored.

For active response connectors, we recommend you end the alias with “AR”. For example, an alias for the Cisco PIX Active Response connector might be “Cisco PIX AR”. This allows you to differentiate the active response connector from the data gathering connector.

Log File / Log Directory

When you create a new alias for a connector, LEM automatically places a default log file path in the Log File box. This path tells the connector where the operating system stores the product’s event log file.

For most connectors, you can change the log file path, as needed. However, some products write events to the Windows Application Log or the Windows System Log. In these cases, you are actually configuring the sensor that monitors events that are written to that log file. For these connectors, the Log File setting is disabled, and the system automatically populates the Log File field with the name of the Windows event log the sensor is monitoring.

In most cases, you should be able to use the default log file path that is shown for the connector. These paths are based on the default vendor settings and the product documentation for each product. If a different log path is needed, type or paste the correct path in the Log File box, or use the Browse button to explore to correct folder or file.

If you are uncertain about which file path to use, either refer to your original product documentation, or contact SolarWinds Technical Support.

If the product creates separate log files based on the current date or some other fixed interval, you can either select the log directory or any log file in that directory. If you select a log file, LEM reads through the directory’s log files in order, from the file you selected to the most current file. The LEM then reads new files as they are added.

nDepth Host

Only change this value if LEM is configured for nDepth log retention. If LEM is not configured to receive and store raw (un-normalized) log data in its own database, changing this value can cause all alert data to queue indefinitely.

If you are using a separate nDepth appliance or nDepth VM, type the IP address or host name for the nDepth instance. Generally, the default setting is correct. Only change it if you are advised to do so.

nDepth Port

Only change this value if LEM is configured for nDepth log retention. If LEM is not configured to receive and store raw (un-normalized) log data in its own database, changing this value can cause all alert data to queue indefinitely.

If you are using a separate nDepth appliance or nDepth VM, type the port number to which the connector is to send nDepth data. Generally, the default setting is correct. Only change it if you are advised to do so.

New File Name Interval

Select the interval in which the connector posts and names each new log file. The interval tells the SolarWinds LEM when to begin reading the next log file. The default setting is Daily: yymmdd.

Output

Only change this value if LEM is configured for nDepth log retention. If LEM is not configured to receive and store raw (un-normalized) log data in its own database, changing this value can cause all alert data to queue indefinitely.

Select the appropriate data output option:

Event: This is the default option. It sends the connector’s log file data as events to the SolarWinds LEM for processing by your correlation rules, associated active responses, SolarWinds Consoles, and databases.

nDepth: This option sends the connector’s log file data to a separate nDepth appliance for archiving. The data does not go to the SolarWinds LEM, so any potential event activity does not appear in the Event Panel. However, you can still use the Console's nDepth explorer to search the data on this appliance.

Event, nDepth: SolarWinds recommends that you choose this option if you want to use nDepth to search log messages in addition to events. This option sends the connector’s log file data to the SolarWinds LEM for event processing and to SolarWinds nDepth for data archiving. This means the LEM reports potential event activity in the Event Panel, and nDepth archives the connector’s output data for later reference. Furthermore, you can use the Console's nDepth explorer to search either type of data.

Server IP Address/ [Product] IP Address/ [Product] Server
 

Type the IP address of the router or firewall. Use the following IP address format: 192.123.123.123.

Sleep Time

Type or select the time (in seconds) the connector sensor is to wait between event monitoring sessions. The default (and minimum) value for all connectors is one (1) second. If you experience adverse effects due to too many rapid readings of log entries, increase the Sleep Time for the appropriate connectors.

Windows NT-based connectors automatically notify Windows Event Log sensors of new events that enter the log file. Should automatic notification stop for any reason, the Sleep Time dictates the interval the sensor is to use for monitoring new events.

Connector Version

This is the SolarWinds release version for this connector. This is read-only information for reference purposes.

Wrapper Name

This is an identification key that the SolarWinds LEM uses to uniquely identify the properties that apply to this particular connector. This is read-only information for SolarWinds reference purposes.

If the connector settings you need are not shown here, you are probably configuring an active response connector. (See the next section.) When you finish configuring the connector settings, start the connector.

The Connector Configuration form fields for active-response (Actor) connectors

The following table describes fields on the Connector Configuration form when configuring actors for active response connectors.

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Not every field appears with every connector. The fields that appear depend on the connector that you are configuring.

Field Description

Advanced

These settings are no longer applicable.

Auth Port

For CheckPoint OPSEC firewalls, select the port used to connect to the CheckPoint server via the LEA/OPSEC interface.

Base URL

Type the URL to connect to the SonicWALL firewall and perform the login. Include “http://” at the beginning of the URL.

SolarWinds does not support HTTPS. Only use this connector for older SonicWALL firmware version.

Block Timeout

For CheckPoint OPSEC firewalls, type the timeout in seconds for the blocks to expire from the firewall. A value of zero (0) indicates“never expire.”

Client DN

For CheckPoint OPSEC firewalls, type the client DN string. The “CN” and “O” must be uppercase.

Configuration Mode

Select either telnet or SerialPort.

Enable Password

Type the connector’s password for entering Enable mode.

Enable Windows Active Response

For the Windows Active Response connector, select this check box to enable active response settings.

From Zone

Type the external zone used for configuring restrictions on firewall connections.

Incoming Interface

Type the Interface for which the block is to be made effective; that is, the Interface for which incoming traffic will be filtered to prevent traffic from the blocked IP address.

Password / Login Password

Type the connector’s login password. For some products, the password name must be the same one that was used when the firewall was installed.

Port Name / Serial Port Name

Select a serial port for performing active response via console cable, if applicable. The port name represents the physical communication port on the computer. The port name is only relevant if the Configuration Mode (below) is set to SerialPort.

/dev/ttyS0 = serial port 1, and

/dev/ttyS1 = serial port 2.

If the Configuration Mode is set to telnet, then this field is disabled and the Port Name box reads: There are no ports available.

Remote Connection Port

Type the firewall port used for connecting to and configuring the firewall.

Server DN

For CheckPoint OPSEC firewalls, type the server DN string. The “cn” and “o” must be lowercase.

Server Port

For CheckPoint OPSEC firewalls, select the port used to connect to the CheckPoint server via the SAM/OPSEC interface.

Server / Server Address / IP Address / [Product] IP Address

Type the IP address of the router or firewall. This address allows LEM to perform active responses to events on that particular router or firewall. Use the following IP address format: 192.123.123.123.

SSLCA

For CheckPoint OPSEC firewalls, click Browse to locate the SSL certificate file to upload to the server. If the connector is already configured, then use the existing certificate on the server. You can use the same path for both the LEA (log reading) and SAM (active response) certificates.

Take Admin Control

Only one person can configure the firewall at one time. Selecting this check box allows LEM’s active response to take administrative control over the firewall when a user is logged into the WatchGuard Management Console. That is, LEM disconnects the user and takes control over the firewall.

To Zone

Type the internal zone used for configuring restrictions on firewall connections.

Connector Configuration Instance (Alias)

Type a name that easily identifies the product that LEM is to act on. For active response connectors, we recommend you end the alias with “AR”. For example, an alias for the Cisco PIX Active Response connector might be “Cisco PIX AR”. This allows you to differentiate the active response connector from the data gathering connector.

User Name / Login User Name

Type the user name needed to log onto and configure the firewall. For some products, the user name must be the same one that was used when the firewall was installed.

If the connector settings you need are not shown here, you are probably configuring a connector (data gathering) connector. When you finis configuring the connector settings, start the connector.

The "System Tools" connector form fields

LEM uses the System Tools connectors to interface with external notification systems.

Field Description

Append Text to File Active Response

Description

Use this connector to have the Agent “write” the specified event data or text to the specified file.

How to append

Select Newline to write the event data to the file so that each event is on a distinct line (that is, one event per line), by inserting a “return” or “newline” character.

Select No Newline to stream the event data to the file by appending the new data immediately following any existing data in the file.

Maximum file size (MB)

Type the allowable maximum file size for the text file, in Megabytes.

Directory Service Query

Description

Use this connector to have the Manager communicate with existing directory services on the network to retrieve and update group information. This allows you to synchronize your existing Directory Service Groups for use with rules and filters.

User Name

Type a user name that is valid on the configured domain and server for authenticating to the domain and retrieving group information.

Directory Service Server

Type the IP address or host name of your directory services server (commonly, this is a domain controller).

Domain Name

Type the fully-qualified domain name of your directory services domain.

Password

Type the password for the above user name that is valid on the configured domain and server for authenticating to the domain and retrieving group information.

Directory Service Server’s Port

Type the port used to communicate with the directory service server.

Email Active Response

Description

Use this connector to have a Manager automatically notify users of events by event policy. The event policy requires configuration.

Return Display Name

Type the name that you want to appear in the From field of active response e-mail messages.

Port

Type the port used to communicate with the internal email server.

Return Address

Type the email address that you want to appear in the From field of active response email messages.

Mail Host

Type the IP address or host name of an internal SMTP server that the Manager can use to send email messages through without authentication.

Authentication Server Username

Type the user name needed to access the internal email server, if required.

Authentication Server Password

Type the password needed to access the internal email server, if required.

Test E-mail Address

Type the e-mail address you want to use to test the Mail Host assignment. When you click Test Email, a test message should appear at this email address.

Test Email button

This button tests your email notification settings to ensure that you entered the correct e-mail host.

Click Test Email. Then check the email address’s in-box. If you entered the correct address, the in-box should receive the test message.

The Event Distribution Policy form

Configure the event distribution policy to control how events are routed through the LEM system.

Field Description

 

Event/Field

Lists event categories and event types. Click ▼ to maximize an event category.

Console

Database

Warehouse

Rules

Select a check box to indicate whether a particular event time or event category is sent to the console or local database.

When selected, the event type is router to that particular destination. Clear a check box to prevent the event type from being routed to that destination.

Export

Exports a Manager event policy to a spreadsheet file.

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Click to select the Apply State to Branch command. This command pushes (or propagates) the selected event node check box settings down to the related, lower-level event types in the node tree hierarchy.

Description

Provides a description of the event type or event category currently selected in the grid.

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