Noel_G Absent Member.
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Logging NSS Activity to Sentinel with Vigil and VLOG

I am working on a proof of concept with Sentinel and I'm having some trouble getting all NSS activity logged.

Even when I remove sentinel from the equation, and run /opt/novell/vigil/bin/vlog with no options the only events I'm able to see sent to STDOUT are OPEN and CLOSE. When creating or deleting a file the screen output contains OPEN CLOSE OPEN CLOSE events. How is it that I can get vlog to report CREATED and DELETED and all of the other file operations?

Server: SLES 11 SP3
OES: 11.2
Vigil Packages:
gwtest1:~ # rpm -qa | grep vigil
novell-vigil-kmp-default-1.4_3.0.76_0.11-0.10.8
novell-vigil-1.4-0.10.8
novell-vigil-libs-1.4-0.8.43
novell-vigil-vlog-1.1-0.11.8
eDir: 8.8 SP8


Perhaps there is a different way so accomplish the tracking I'm looking for?
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Re: Logging NSS Activity to Sentinel with Vigil and VLOG

Hmmm............ could you paste the output you are getting here? As I
recall the way vlog creates output is with something like three lines per
event, and the first line is enhanced by the subsequent two. As a result,
the combination may somehow be giving you the data you are after. My
experience is all from the Sentinel side with the OES collector which I
believe uses the Session object to group the three lines as one event,
which is why I'm pretty sure that is how it works.

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Good luck.

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Noel_G Absent Member.
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Re: Logging NSS Activity to Sentinel with Vigil and VLOG

So, Interesting thing about monitoring NSS Volumes, the volume your trying to test against must actually be NSS. 😕

I was in a hurry and didn't think about the share I was creating my test files on. I was using SYS and not my test volume. So now everything works perfectly. Thanks!
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HvdHeuvel Absent Member.
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Re: Logging NSS Activity to Sentinel with Vigil and VLOG

You may also have a look here for creating specific filters :
https://www.novell.com/documentation/oes11/mgmt_nss_vlog_lx/data/bookinfo.html
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