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How do I configure the Arbiter to use the local SQL Database as a source ?

John Irving Dec 06, 2011 12:28AM PST

The product looks really useful & I would like to trial.
We log to SQL Express on our TMG Servers & was wondering how you configure the Arbiter to use these as a logs source.



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Fastvue Dec 06, 2011 07:46AM PST FASTVUE Agent
Hi John,

Thanks for taking a look at Fastvue for TMG!

If you're logging to the default SQL Express log files that TMG creates, then there is nothing you need to configure in the Arbiter. It should just start working straight away.

If you have changed the location of the log files away from the default (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway\Logs), then you need to specify this location using the Arbiter Settings tool. You can watch how to do this in our Getting Started video (3:43 in):

We also support monitoring when using the W3C text logs. We don't yet support separate SQL Databases or the TMG *.iis logs.

I hope this helps!

Scott Glew
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John Irving Dec 06, 2011 03:55PM PST
Thanks. I should have tried it before asking.
It just works :)

I have another question around the AD Integration.
This seems to fail & I get the following message

2011-12-07 08:48:53.750 Error Engine.EngineThreadEntry Error while synchronising directory state: System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.DirectoryOperationException: An operation error occurred.
at System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.ConstructResponse(Int32 messageId, LdapOperation operation, ResultAll resultType, TimeSpan requestTimeOut, Boolean exceptionOnTimeOut)
at System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.SendRequest(DirectoryRequest request, TimeSpan requestTimeout)
at Fastvue.Library.Communication.MicrosoftDirectoryClient.InternalSearch(String baseDN, String filter, String[] attribs, SearchScope scope)
at Fastvue.Library.Communication.MicrosoftDirectoryClient.InternalSearch(String dn, String filter, List`1 results)
at Fastvue.Library.Communication.MicrosoftDirectoryClient.Search(String dn, String filter, DirectoryScope scope)
at Fastvue.Dashboard.Core.Data.DirectoryEngine.Sync()
at Fastvue.Dashboard.Core.Data.DirectoryEngine.Run()
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Fastvue Dec 08, 2011 08:08AM PST FASTVUE Agent
Hi John,

Great to hear the Arbiter is working and thanks for letting us know about the Active Directory error.

Can you enable verbose logging by going to:
http://<server>/<virtual directory>/ajax.ashx?f=Service.LogLevel&level=Verbose.
(replace <server> and <virtual directory> with your actual server values. If you didn't specify a virtual directory on install, then just go to http://<server>/ajax.ashx?f=Service.LogLevel&level=Verbose)

Then go to Settings | System Settings and enter your Active Directory authentication details and click save. Then send through the log file located at C:\programData\Fastvue\Dashboard\Dashboard.log

This will give us some more information to help troubleshoot this issue further.


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