Add and modify connectors for agent and manager devices

Connectors intercept events sent from a specific product on your network and convert those events into normalized messages that SEM can understand.

  1. In the SEM Events Console, click the Nodes tab.
  2. Under Refine Results, expand the Type group, and then select the Agent check box.
  3. Select an agent, and then click Manage node connectors.

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    For Manager connectors, click the Manager Connectors tab to view configured and available connectors.

  4. Find the connector to configure. Type part of the connector name in the search box, or use the filter menus in the Refine Results panel.

  1. Select an available connector, and then click Add Connector.

  2. Complete the connector configuration form. The following fields are common across most connectors:
    • Name: Enter a user-friendly label for your connectors.
    • Log File: Enter the location of the log file that the connector will normalize. This is a location on either the local computer (Agents), or the SEM appliance (non-Agent devices).
    • Output: Normalized, Raw + Normalized, Raw. You only need to configure these values if SEM is configured to save raw (unnormalized) log messages.
  3. Click Add.
  4. To start a connector, select a configured connector, and then click Start.