Novell ZENworks Linux Management
Logging and Monitoring
Don't be the last one to know when your system needs attention. Stay up-to-date on system health and logged events on your Linux workstations and servers. The new administration interface lets you see at-a-glance whether a device is healthy or requires attention. You'll even have hot lists that provide a quick view of devices that have severe alerts and need immediate attention.
The ZENworks system generates messages each time a management task is performed. For example, when the ZENworks Agent enforces a policy on a device, it generates an event message. Or, when the ZENworks Server is unable to register a new device, it generates an event message. Depending on the severity level (normal, warning, or critical) of the event and the item type (device, bundle, policy, etc.) for which the event was generated, the event can be displayed in various locations in the ZENworks Control Center.
Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management includes a Message Logger component that tracks and logs significant system events. Administrators can use this information to monitor events related to devices, policies, and bundles. Specifically, event monitoring allows you to:
- Monitor problems associated with devices, policies, and bundles
- Track successful events
- Log events and run reports
- View a summary of problems on a hot list
Event monitoring allows you to manage your environment by taking messages from the Message Logger and displaying them in various event logs, making it easy to track errors, problems, and successful events for your devices, policies, and bundles.
You can capture and store specific events related to devices, policies, and bundles that you or your organization's help desk can analyze and use to monitor problems without visiting the server or workstation, which can reduce problem resolution times and increase productivity. The captured information includes a description, time stamp, severity status, and message ID.
To keep your environment running at its maximum efficiency, you can use the event logs to stay abreast of critical errors and help you to troubleshoot and fine-tune your environment.
Learn more in the ZENworks 7.2 Linux Management Doc.