Configure a firewall connector on a SEM Manager

After you configure your firewall to log to your SEM appliance, configure the corresponding connector on your SolarWinds SEM Manager. Many of the firewall connectors are similar, and some will include unique settings.

This example describes how to configure a Cisco PIX and IOS connector on your SEM Manager.

  1. In the SEM events Console, navigate to Node > Manager Connectors.

  2. Find the connector to configure. Type part of the connector name (Cisco PIX) in the search box, or use the filter menus in the Refine Results panel.

  3. Select the connector, and then click Add Connector.

  4. 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.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Under Configured connectors, select your connector, and then click Start.