Enterprise SIEM, Centralized Log Management, Security, Compliance, Server Monitoring and Uptime Monitoring Software
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Terminology

TermDefinition
Action A configurable object that executes a function when:
  • A monitor triggers, recovers, errors or completes.
  • A Report is complete or errors
  • An Auto Configurator is complete or errors
Auto Configurator A configurable object used to monitor new servers and workstations. When utilized in large environments, Auto-Configurators can be a very powerful tool enabling Server Manager to automatically monitor new and renamed servers without any interaction.
Desktop Action Desktop Actions are defined as Actions that are executed within a user's Windows desktop (e.g. message box alerts, sound alerts and optionally interactive file execution)
Filter A configurable object used to target or limit specific log entries or computers from real-time and consolidated log views, monitors and reports. Filters can also be used when manually searching computers in Active Directory or through an Auto Configurator.
Host Term used to refer to either a computer, a device (e.g. switch, router or firewall) or a hostname (e.g. www.CornerBowlSoftware.com).
Server Manager Service The server application responsible for executing Monitors, Reports and Auto Configurators. The service is implemented as a Windows Service.
Server Manager Tray Icon The client application that enables your Windows desktop to display system status, receive desktop notifications (e.g. message box alerts, sound alerts and optionally interactive file execution) and launch the Console.
Log Database A database or file system location where log entries are saved.
  • Primary Log Database - Contains the LATEST consolidated log entries.
  • Archive Log Database - Contains ARCHIVED consolidated log entries previously saved to the Primary Log Repository
  • Auxiliary Log Database - Contains AUXILIARY or BACKUP consolidated logs. Typically used to view old database backups for auditing purposes.
Monitor The result of a Host-Template assignment causing a function to execute on a scheduled basis (e.g. a ping monitor).
Report A configurable object that enables users to receive summarized data on-demand or on a scheduled frequency. Reports typically output to an HTML file or email.
Schedule A configurable object that defines the frequency to execute a Monitor, Report or Auto Configurator (e.g. daily at 6:00 AM or every 5 minutes).
Management Console The client application used to configure the service, view logs and manually execute Monitors, Reports and Constant Delivery Pipeline.
Template A configurable object that defines properties for an executable function that is assigned to one or more hosts, host groups, Template groups and Summary Reports.