Processing events for selected machines enables you to add specific computers manually by:
- Entering in computer names and IPs
- Selecting computers from reachable domains and workgroups
- Importing computers from a text file containing a single computer name per line
This article provides the steps on how to accomplish this in GFI EventsManager.
To process events of selected machines:
- Open the GFI EventsManager Quick Launch Console.
- In the welcome page, click Process events - Selected machines. This opens the Add New Event Source dialog.
- The following table describes the available options:
Option Steps Add
- Enter the computer name or IP address in the Add the following computers field.
- Click Add to add the specified computer to the Computer list.
- Repeat this step until you add all the event sources to the selected group.
Note: Since Syslog and SNMP traps use IP addresses to determine the source of an event, it is recommended to use the source IP address instead of the computer name when adding Syslog and SNMP Traps1 sources.
- Select one or more computers from the Computer list.
- Click Remove to delete them from the list.
- Click Select... to launch the Select Computers... dialog.
- From the Domain drop-down menu, select the domain you want to scan for available sources and click Search.
- From the search results list, select the computers you want to add.
- Click OK to close the Select Computers... dialog and return to the Add New Event Sources... dialog.
- Click Import... to import computers from a text file.
- Ensure that the text file contains only one computer name or IP address per line.
- Click Finish to finalize your settings. GFI EventsManager immediately attempts to scan the added event sources using the default logon credentials.
For more information, refer to Configuring event source logon credentials.
- If synchronization is not enabled, you can use the Network Discovery Wizard to automatically search and add events sources. To launch the Network Discovery Wizard:
- Right-click All event sources from the event sources tree.
- Select Scan local domain.
To confirm that logs are successfully processed:
- Go to Status tab > Job Activity.
- Check that there are activity logs under the Operational History section.
1 SNMP Traps are notifications/alerts generated and transmitted by active network components (Example: hubs, routers, and bridges) to SNMP server(s) whenever important events such as faults or security violations occur. Data contained in SNMP Traps may contain configuration, status as well as statistical information such as the number of device failures to date.