Enterprise SIEM, Centralized Log Management, Security, Compliance, Server Monitoring and Uptime Monitoring Software
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About Corner Bowl Server Manager

Corner Bowl Server Manager is an enterprise-class server and application log monitoring, consolidation and management application used to maintain high server availability, detect threats and fulfill compliance requirements imposed by regulating organizations and governments.

Server Manager is comprised of the following components

ComponentDescription
Windows ServiceThe Windows Service provides all server functionality and does not require agents to be installed on managed machines.
Management ConsoleThe Management Console provides the user interface to configure the service and view and search logs. The console connects to the service over TCP/IP port 21843 and can be installed on any Windows machine.
Tray IconThe Tray Icon provides desktop notification messages and like the console can be installed on any Windows machine to receive real-time notifications.
AgentThe Agent optionally installs on remote managed hosts and provides a means to anonymously and reliably upload log entries and files by-passing Windows Security and remote WMI.

Data Storage

One of the primary functions of Server Manager is the ability to download, store, compress, sign and archive large mission critical server and application logs. Logs can be saved to the following formats:

  • SQLite (Default)
  • MySQL
  • SQL Server
  • Elasticsearch
  • Corner Bowl Flat-File Format
If your logging requirements are light, either SQLite or the Corner Bowl Flat-File Format is adequate. If you are storing large amounts of data (e.g. 90 days of log entries) to fulfill compliance requirements it is suggested that you choose either a MySQL or SQL Server.

MySQL is free, easy to setup and provides significant performance gains over the Corner Bowl Flat-File Format when working with large amounts of data.

General Concepts

Hosts are added to the system, then Templates, which contain monitor settings such as the logs and frequency to download, are assigned to hosts. The assignment of a template to a host results in a Monitor being added under the host. Depending on the type of data, Reports either scan Log Databases, Active Directory or summarize monitor results. Auto-Configurators scan Active Directory then automatically add new hosts then assign templates and reports to the new hosts or remove decommissioned hosts.

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