Configure real-time monitoring

AFA provides the option to monitor devices for changes in real-time (as opposed to waiting for a full analysis).

This option must be activated for the ASMS environment and then enabled per device. AFA will periodically check devices' policies for changes, and detected changes will be displayed in the AFA Web interface. For more details, see Manage real-time monitoring.

Additionally, a syslog message will be logged in /var/log/messages. For more details, see AFA Syslog messages.

Note: You can configure AFA to send e-mail notifications to selected users whenever changes are detected. For more details, see Configure event-triggered notifications.

Activate real-time monitoring

Note: In addition to activating real-time monitoring with this procedure, real-time monitoring must be enabled on each device you want to monitor. When you add a device to AFA, this is enabled by default. This option is controlled by the real-time change monitoring check box in the Devices Setup page for each device.

Do the following

  1. In the toolbar, click your username.

    A drop-down menu appears.

  2. Select Administration.

    The Administration page appears, displaying the Options tab.

  3. Click the Monitoring tab.

    The Monitoring page appears.

  4. To activate real time monitoring for devices, do the following:

    1. Select the Real-time device monitoring enabled option.
    2. Set the Monitoring frequency to the interval of time in minutes at which AFA should monitor devices.

  5. To activate real-time monitoring for routing elements, do the following:

    1. Select the Real-time Routing Elements monitoring enabled option.
    2. Set the Routing Element monitoring frequency to the interval of time in minutes at which AFA should monitor routing elements.

  6. Click Apply.

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