Security Manager Self-Monitoring
Date Published: September 2011
The Security Manager Self-monitoring module monitors the performance of Security Manager components to ensure efficient operations. This module detects, alerts on, and automatically responds to critical events, and helps indicate, correct, and prevent possible service outages or configuration problems so you can quickly take corrective or preventive actions.
Improvements are made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure our products meet all your needs. You can post feedback in the Security Manager forum on Qmunity, our community Web site that also includes product notifications, blogs, and the Security Manager user group.
Why Install This Module?
This release of the Security Manager Self-monitoring module contains various improvements to address functional and performance issues.
Provides Sentinel Connection Monitoring Capability
This release adds the following event processing rules to inform you about communication issues between the Security Manager 6.5.4 central computer and the Sentinel 7.0 server:
These three rules generate alerts when the central computer cannot communicate with the configured Sentinel server or when the central computer re-establishes the connection.
Removes Reporting Cube Event Rule
To reduce unnecessary alert noise in environments where you did not installing the reporting server, this release disables the "Security Manager Cube Database not found" event rule included in the Security Manager Self-monitoring > Database rules set. (ENG312733)
Installing This Module
The Security Manager setup program automatically installs this module. However, if an updated module becomes available, you can install this module using the Module Installer. NetIQ recommends that you regularly check for and install updated versions of the Security Manager Self-monitoring module to ensure Security Manager has full functionality. For more information about installing this module, see the User Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
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Additional Permissions Needed for Microsoft SQL Server 2008
If you are using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or a later version, a known issue exists where you must add the Security Manager Service account to the
You must also perform the following steps to enable Security Manager to monitor SQL Server Agent status:
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NetIQ Security Manager is protected by United States Patent No(s): 05829001.
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