Network Services

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Network Services

The network services feature, which runs as a separate Windows service ("EventSentry Network Services"), contains the following components:

 

Syslog daemon

SNMP Trap daemon

ARP daemon

NetFlow collector

 

As such, the "EventSentry Network Services" service will need to be installed and running if any of the above mentioned components are being utilized.

 

1.Installing the "Network Services" service

The service is normally installed during setup if Syslog or SNMP functionality is requested. The service can also be installed manually in the management console by navigating to "Network Services" and clicking the "Install" button.

 

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2. Requirements

Operating System: The correct Microsoft® Visual C++ Redistributable needs to be installed in order for the service to start, installed by default. See requirements for more information.

 

Licensing: A minimum of 5-host Heartbeat / Network Device licenses need to be installed for the service to start and accept network packets. Evaluation licenses do not have this requirement.

 

3. Debug Level

You can set a debug level for troubleshooting purposes, e.g. when instructed by EventSentry support. The following debug levels are available:

 

- None

- Error

- Warning

- Info

- Debug

- Trace (most)

 

It is not recommended to enable the debug or trace logging levels unless instructed by NETIKUS.NET support.

 

4. Active Components

This area shows which components inside network services are actively running. A green check mark indicates the component is active, whereas a "X" indicates that the component is inactive.

 

5. Database

Utilize Collector: If a collector is available and the network services are installed on a network that does not have direct connectivity to the selected database, enabling this option will configure the network services to send all data through the collector. This option is disabled by default and should only be enabled in MSP-style scenarios.