[fw-wiz] Yeah - new syslog server

Larry Pitcher pitcherl at bakerboyer.com
Thu Jun 15 12:49:54 EDT 2006


You could set up a system like Nagios that would regularly ping a host
on the other end of the tunnel and keep track of up / down time.

Larry Pitcher
Internet Product Manager
Baker Boyer Bank
Walla Walla, WA
509.526.1429
pitcherl at bakerboyer.com 

 


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	Subject: [fw-wiz] Yeah - new syslog server
	
	

	So, my company is getting nailed for not meeting its SLA
agreements 
	for uptime. Because of this my manager has asked me for a way to

	monitor VPN uptimes (for one). Now, and if someone here knows 
	something different PLEASE tell, all of our site-to-site VPN
endpoints 
	are either a Cisco router (older 2600s I believe) or a PIX (515s
I 
	think). I haven't found a way to monitor the tunnels on those
devices 
	because there isn't a "interface-like" OID. The system I use to 
	monitor everything else can gather data from SNMP polls or
scripts and 
	a host of other things - but I haven't found anything for these 
	tunnels on these devices. 
	
	After explaining that to my boss I stated that I'm pretty sure I
could 
	monitor *downtime* with a syslog server. He said good, spec one
and 
	we'll get it ordered. We've placed an order for an IBM 510 with
a 
	usable 1.2TB RAID array. This SHOULD be plenty for doing this,
and 
	complying with any future requirements we might have (DITSCAP,
for 
	one) allowing 11 months of archived data, 1 month of live data
(all 
	raw) and the various "break-out" log files. 
	
	I've got a few scripts from others on this list that I'll be
using for 
	everything - just wondering if anyone here has experience with
the 
	tunnel monitoring part? 
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