Forward Syslog events from Linux
To allow IT Asset Tool to receive events from Linux Operating Systems it is necessary that the Forward of the logs is configured correctly.
A tool named SendSyslog.exe is available to test the receipt of events by IT Asset Tool by sending them directly from a Windows computer. The tool is contained directly in the "Server" folder of our installation.
Once verified that IT Asset Tool receives our Logs, we can dedicate to the installation and configuration of one of the many packages that will forward events from our Linux server. In our guide we will use "rsyslog" in a Debian LIKE environment.
Installation command: apt-get install rsyslog
Once installed we proceed with the forward configuration by editing the file with a text editor: vi /etc/syslog.conf
At the end of the file we add the following wording *. * @Servername: 514 and save the file.
This row set the syslog manager to send all events (*. *) to port (514) of the server (servername).
We then restart the service with the following command /etc/rc.d/init.d/rsyslog restart
With this simple configuration we can start receiving logs from our Linux system.
N.B. The above commands are an example that can change depending on the Linux distribution in use. For a more exhaustive guide, please refer to the manufacturer of the operating system itself.
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You will thus be able to take advantage of the advanced features and carry out the inventory in a complete and fast way.
Below is a list of advanced features:
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Once installed, you can activate IT Asset Tool directly from the "config" menu, by entering in the Subscription Activation field the email used when registering your account.
Once inserted, click on "Activate" to take advantage of all its features for a month!
Remote Management Console Installation
The Enterprise subscription makes it possible to remotely manage the IT Asset Tool server by installing a Remote Management Console and configuring it to access the existing server.
To do this you will need to perform the following steps:
- Download IT Asset Tool from https://www.it-asset-tool.com in the client computer which the Management Console must be installed
- Install IT Asset Tool
- Run the first Time IT Asset Tool
- When asked to select a new password, select "Exit"
- Go to the remote IT Asset Tool server and copy the database "db.sqlite" in the "Server" folder
- Overwrite the existing "db.sqlite" file in our client with the one just copied
- Run IT Asset Tool and verify that the client works properly and connects to our remote Microsoft Sql server and IT Asset Tool.
N.B. The credentials remain unchanged and therefore the login credentials are the same as those used on the server.
Syslog Server Configuration
IT Asset Tool offers the possibility to receive and monitor any network device that supports the forwarding of events via the Syslog protocol on the UDP 514 port.
IT Asset Tool integrates a Syslog Server that allows centralization, analysis and archiving in a structured way.
The logs are archived and encrypted in the "Archive" folder present in the Server folder of our IT Asset Tool installation. This archive is useful for being able to re-import and validate the logs previously received.
You will have a personalized dashboard that filters and displays logs of your interest, you can from your created rules, have full control of your network.
You will also have the possibility to download pre-built templates from our servers through the Enterprise Subscription, containing basic default Signatures within them.
The "SyslogConfig" section accessible from the "Syslog" item is divided into two Tabs, "Groups Host" and "Syslog Rules Messages".
The first "Groups Hosts", allows you to create groups of hosts to which a set of RegEx rules (Regular Expressions) can be applied to their Logs (from the "Syslog Rules Messages" Tab). If then these logs perform the match, they will be displayed in the "Report" section of Syslog.
You can add a new group of devices or hosts using the Add button, then clicking on the IPs in the "Hosts" section, you can assign it to one or more IP addresses.
Remember that for the "Hosts" list to be populated it is necessary that the device or host has previously sent at least one Syslog message to the IT Asset Tool Server.
From the Tab "Syslog Rules Messages" you can view a list of hosts and their related Syslog Messages sent in the last 10 minutes.
If these logs perform the match, they will be displayed in the "Report" section of Syslog.
- Select the host IP that generates the Syslog Message
- Select the Syslog message that will have to match the rule I am creating
- Assign a Rule Name
- Assign the Host group to the rule
- Create the regular expression that the Match must perform and extract the fields of our interest
- Click the "Verify" button to test the newly created rule, if correct IT Asset Tool will show the extracted results on the left side. If correct they are correct you can go to the next point otherwise we will modify the rule and repeat step 6 until the result is correct.
- From the "Syslog Rule Creation" section you can assign headers to the data just extracted. You can select them from a predefined set or customize them to your liking by removing the Flag from the “Wizard Audit” Checkbox.
- Click on "Save Config" to create our rule that will be automatically assigned and applied to all messages from the assigned Host Group.
Now, we will display all the extracted values with their headings in the "Report" Tab previously described.
Two other important functions are available in the "Syslog Rule Messages" section, the first called "Re-Import" and the second "Download".
The first allows you to take the Syslog Messages previously archived by IT Asset Tool and reanalyze them with the currently selected rule.
You will be able to select a limit date from which all the log matches subsequently collected will be deleted and recreated. This functionality is important in case of adding or modifying some existing rule.
The second called "Download" allows you to download or update the default templates containing the Syslog rules created and maintained by the IT Asset Tool Team. So you can take advantage of the Syslog data collection without even knowing the regular expressions.
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Host Data Acquisition Methods
IT Asset Tool has two ways to capture host data from your LAN:
- Client / Server
- Agent Less
Client / Server
The first method has no special requirements and can also be adopted in small workgroup Enviroments where no Windows domain exists. This acquisition mode needs to have the IT Asset Tool client run on each host, which when properly configured sends data to the server for processing.
This mode is suitable for use on medium / large Enviroments. IT Asset Tool Server is able to analyze the entire Windows domain network without any installed Agent of the various hosts to process them independently.
|Mode||Enviroment||Requirements||Database||Available in the Edition|
|Client / Server|
Windows Domain Environment
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