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Have questions about viewing logs with SmartView, generating reports with SmartEvent Event Management, or exporting logs to a SIEM with Log Exporter? This is where to ask!

Kenneth_Greger1 inside Logging and Reporting 11 hours ago
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Log Indexer crashing - SmartLog not working

HiWe have been struggling, since before Christmas, with our R80.10 SmartCenter server (R80.10 - Build 439).Every now and then (after a few hours and/or days) the SmartLog is not working. Meaning that it is not possible to view the log files in the SmartDashboard GUI client (SmartView).We can see that the SmartCenter is receiving the logs, but the INDEXER service is crashing.A workaround has been to do evstop.Then look into $INDEXERDIR/log/log_indexer.elg and find the offending log file that the INDEXER process is not able to parse. Typically the file name it will show up right before an entry that reads:log_indexer 30145 3804232592] Jan 16:05:41] Start reading [1546423998] at position 5738761 [2 Jan 16:05:41] CBinaryLogFile::ReplaceFileToTableMemStringID: error - can't get mem string id[2 Jan 16:05:41] CBinaryLogFile::ReplaceTableStringId error: couldn't get file string_id, will set to default NULL VALUE[2 Jan 16:05:41] CBinaryLogFile::ReplaceFileToTableMemStringID: error - can't get mem string id[2 Jan 16:05:41] CBinaryLogFile::ReplaceTableStringId error: couldn't get file string_id, will set to default NULL VALUEThen we edit the file $INDEXERDIR/data/FetchedFiles, mark the offending file as finished - and the INDEXER will move on to the next log file. This procedure is described in sk116117.In some cases it does not indicate which files is problematic at all. What we do then is to evstop;evstart - and (usually) after some time it will show the offending log file.We have tried to re-install SmartCenter, but the problem persists.Both our vendor and CheckPoint is involved in the case, but so far they have not come up with a solution.Any input is greatly appreciated./Kenneth
Dilian_Chernev inside Logging and Reporting yesterday
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Duplicated logs in Smartconsole with Management HA

Hello community 🙂I have the a setup with two management servers R80.20 - Primary and Secondary, and all gateways are logging to both servers simultaneously.In smartconsole logs, there are two rows displayed for each connection , and only difference is "Log Server Origin" field - first log is from primary management and second is from secondary management.Is this a normal behaviour? Can it be tuned somehow to show only logs from primary management? Thanks
MiteshAgrawal15 inside Logging and Reporting yesterday
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Audit events not received from Checkpoint R80.10 using Log Exporter Solution

Hi Team,We are facing issues in getting audit logs from Checkpoint R80.10. We have MicroFocus ArcSight in our environment.We are receiving the traffic logs without any issues and the same is getting parsed properly. But the audit logs which we receive in "SmartConsole" is parsed as "Log" and nothing much is captured in raw event. At the same time from other firewall which are on R80.20 we are receiving "Log in", " Log Out", "Modify Rule" etc events and username and other details are captured.The targetconfiguration.xml settings file is set as "all"<log_types></log_types><!--all[default]|log|audit/--> Also, the output of cp_log_export show command on the management server is:name: ArcSightLogenabled: truetarget-server: Agent Server IPtarget-port: 514protocol: udpformat: cefread-mode: semi-unified In one of the thread I saw that the domain-server argument needs to be provided while configuring the log export destination. Can someone please check the above config and tell if it was added or not?Please help in rectifying the issue. What configuration we need to use in order to receive audit logs from R80.10 using Log exporter solution.TIARegards,Mitesh Agrawal
MIchael_Hovis inside Logging and Reporting Wednesday
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Export Logs To LogRhythm using Log Exporter

Has anyone used Log Exporter to export logs to LogRhythm?  I have a Check Point managment server that is also the log server running R80.20.  I've configured Log Exporter and am sending logs to LogRhythm using the CEF format.  However, LogRhythm says they cannot parse the logs.  Has anyone else run into this problem and found a solution?Thanks.
David_Spencer inside Logging and Reporting Wednesday
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High I/O queue size and wait

I'm trying to do some optimization on my 5400 units, as we are usually at over 80% CPU and memory utilization, even hitting swap memory. While doing some digging in cpview I found that my I/O average changes quickly between about a 1000 wait and 7,000,000,000,000 wait. Absurdly large. also very large queue size of ~ 80,000,000What should I do with this information? 
Michael_Clarke inside Logging and Reporting Wednesday
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hung administrator session

in smart dashboard I see two administrator sessions (smart update) cannot delete/disconnect, at the CLI on the MDS see no TCP connection for sameis there a way to force that disconnect, or is this some state info not cleared from a file/database and if so where to look ?

OPSEC/Lea Connection to QRadar

I just need a sanity check here.  I have a customer with multiple VSs running on some 21ks.  For reasons too lengthy to go into on this thread they are moving all VSs to physical clusters.  I moved the first VS to a 6800 cluster last weekend.  The customer has QRadar setup to the customer's CMA with an OPSEC/Lea connection.  They are telling me they are not seeing logs from the new cluster, but still see all of the old logs as they would expect.  All logs are visible in the log server including the new hardware cluster. I am fairly certain on this, but this customer is making me doubt myself.  If you have an OPSEC/Lea connection to a log server, there is no way to filter which logs are sent, right? Or which FW logs are sent.  It has to be something on the QRadar side that is filtering I would think.  Am I mistaking here?  Or is there something that I'm missing which is obvious?Thanks,Paul
inside Logging and Reporting Monday
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*New* Splunk App for Check Point Logs

Hello all, I’m happy to announce about a new Splunk app for Check Point logs. Check Point brings you an advanced and real-time threat analysis and reporting tool for Splunk. The Check Point App for Splunk allows you to respond to security risks immediately and gain network true insights. You can collect and analyze millions of logs from all Check Point technologies and platforms across networks, Cloud, Endpoints and Mobile. (view in My Videos) Key features are: Infinity Dashboards General overview Top attacks Detected and prevented events Events timeline Blades statistics Cyber Attack View – a unique ability to aggregate Check Point events per attack vector (cross all blades) Reconnaissance actions against the network Delivery methods Malicious emails Malicious file download Server Exploit Infected hosts SandBlast Events – predefined aggregation for mail and web attack vectors CIM Support – Check Point logs are mapped into CIM (Common Information Model) and can be analyzed using standard dashboards (such as Splunk Enterprise Security)More information on CIM can be found here: Fast Deploy – an easy and fast deployment using the new Log Exporter     The app can be downloaded from Splunk base: Check Point App for Splunk | Splunkbase    User Guide – SK about the Log Exporter –   For any question, comment or suggestion, please contact   Thank you! Dan Zada, Group Manager.
Josh_Dillig inside Logging and Reporting Monday
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Splunk Dashboard for Check Point logs

Anyone built dashboards/apps for Check Point logs once exported into Splunk besides the threat specific one that is in the Splunk repository? Its nice for summarizing IPS related stuff, but not general usage. We are looking for something that would mimic the functionality of SmartConsole; search feature, formatting, top talkers, etc. Thanks,Josh 
inside Logging and Reporting Saturday
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Log Exporter Filtering

Hello all,I'm happy to inform you that we added a new feature to the log exporter - the ability to filter logs.Starting today, you will be able to configure which logs will exported, based on fields and values, including complex statements.More information, including basic and advanced filtering instructions, can be found in SK122323.If you have any question or comment, let me know.Thanks!Dan.
Vladimir inside Logging and Reporting a week ago
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CPLogInvestigator issue

Hi there! Can anyone comment and suggest remediation for this: We are running a security checkup on CP provisioned all-in-one Management and Gateway (15400). All of a sudden, log retention dropped to two days. Looking at CPlogInvestigator, I am seeing:   [Expert@gw-4332cc:0]# ./CPLogInvestigatorCBinaryFile::Open: exit status falseCMappedBinaryFile::error opening file /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/static_analysis.logCLogFile::Open2: error: open (/opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/static_analysis.log) for reading failedInvalid log file: /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/static_analysis.log Thank you for using log investigator tool. ==============================================================Start reading log file: /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/fw.log Start reading log file: /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/fw.log from log 0 ..........................Reading log file is DONE. Start reading log file: /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/2020-01-09_090503_952.log Start reading log file: /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/2020-01-09_090503_952.log from log 0 ....................Reading log file is DONE. Total scanned 8619134 logs out of 12547661 logs in fileScanned logs dates are from 09-01-2020 07:51:24 to 09-01-2020 09:29:30Observed blades:- Anti Malware- Application Control- IPS- N/A- New Anti Virus- URL Filtering- VPN-1 & FireWall-1 ======================================== Summary - Estimations based on findings: Log file size per day: 64.0486GB (126519398 logs) Estimated events per day:- Estimated events per day based on active blades: 1232090 Storage required per day:- SmartEvent: 5.7374GB- Log Server: 64.0486GB- Log Server + SmartLog: 128.0973GB Please refer to sk87263 to use these metrics and size your SmartEvent solution. The SK can be found at Check Point's Support Center :   But just a few minutes earlier, I've been seeing numbers roughly half of those shown above: [Expert@gw-4332cc:0]# ./CPLogInvestigator -a -pCBinaryFile::Open: exit status falseCMappedBinaryFile::error opening file /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/static_analysis.logCLogFile::Open2: error: open (/opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/static_analysis.log) for reading failedInvalid log file: /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/static_analysis.log Thank you for using log investigator tool. ==============================================================Start reading log file: /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/fw.log Start reading log file: /opt/CPsuite-R80.30/fw1/log/fw.log from log 0 .....Reading log file is DONE. Total scanned 799953 logs out of 799952 logs in fileScanned logs dates are from 09-01-2020 09:05:03 to 09-01-2020 09:07:51 ========================================Product log statistics (Per Day):Days of counting: 0.00194444Product name: Anti Malware Amount of logs: 2 Average: 1028Product name: Application Control Amount of logs: 10173 Average: 5231828Product name: Content Awareness Amount of logs: 89 Average: 45771Product name: Identity Awareness Amount of logs: 59 Average: 30342Product name: N/A Amount of logs: 239093 Average: 122962114Product name: IPS Amount of logs: 90 Average: 46285Product name: Threat Emulation Amount of logs: 70 Average: 36000Product name: URL Filtering Amount of logs: 9479 Average: 4874914Product name: VPN-1 & FireWall-1 Amount of logs: 540953 Average: 278204400 Total logs per day: Date | GB | Count2020-01-08 | 45.9551 | 3144136962020-01-09 | 12.3826 | 88459492fw.log | 0.2127 | 1599904 ==============================================================[Expert@gw-4332cc:0]# Any thoughts? By any measure, this seems to be an outrageous amount of logs for our environment,   Thank you,   Vladimir
Ants inside Logging and Reporting a week ago
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FW logs shows in tracker but not in smartconsole logs

Hi All,Weird scenario atm.. we have a management server (with log server) running R80.30 with 4 clusters sending logs to it al working as expected..We added a new cluster (80.10) recently but for some weird reason I cannot see logs in the smartconsole..I can confirm logs are being sent correctly to the sms..If I open the console, go to 'logs & monitor', select 'new tab' and select logs and log view.. I see all the other FWs logs.. but no logs from the new cluster.. now here's the kicker..- the new cluster's logs are showing in the tracker fine.. along with al the other FWs..- also I can see the new cluster's logs in smartconsole only if I go to logs, select 'options', 'file' and then choose to 'open log file' and select the 'fw.log' - then i can see them.It is just when you open the default log tab none of the logs shows.. which is using the fw.log file its only if I manually select to open the fw.log file that I can see the logs.. if that makes sense.Could this be a bug perhaps? or maybe need to reindex? any ideas?thanks in advance. 
B_P inside Logging and Reporting a week ago
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R80.30 Netflow Setup

Pre R80.10 Netflow worked fine.Now on R80.30 I have two flows that are identical -- but one only shows Outbound and the other only shows Inbound BUT -- and this is perplexing -- it is the exact same traffic for both inbound and outbound flows -- i.e. source and destination are the same.Yes.. let that simmer for a while.I have one rule that's configured on the firewall and it's a rule that a lot of web traffic hits on.I'm using ManageEngine's Netflow Analyzer.For this traffic, I would expect there should be one flow and it should include both inbound and outbound traffic on the one interface (the internal interface it's hitting).
TheRealDiZ inside Logging and Reporting a week ago
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NAT Rule Number 0

Hi Guys,We got some weird issues with NAT on R80.20 (no hf installed).When we check logs we notice that basically the traffic was hitting a rule called "NAT Rule Number 0".What does it stands for?I have tried to check NAT Rules/Objects/implied rules/global properties and I was not able to find anything related to it or anything related to NAT for that specific network/objects. Let me know,RealD!Z
Stuart_Green inside Logging and Reporting a week ago
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MUH Identity Awareness Agent on Citrix randomly disconnects

Hi,Has anyone encountered this issue with the MUH Identity Awareness Agent running on Citrix servers?  Initial connection works just fine but then after a few days it just disconnects and stops forwarding identities.  Event log on the server says that it is connected but the agent doesn't report that.  Screenshot is attached.  There doesn't seem to be an sk relating to this so I'm wondering if it is a bug?  It's an R80.10 environment running JHF112 and SC Take 056.TIA,Stu