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carl_t
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cpu and memory alerts ?

Hi All

Is it possible to configure CPU and memory alerts on my firewalls?

last week we had an issue with the memory on one of my firewalls and we had to reboot, some automatic alerting could have helped.

Is this possible?

Cheers

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Rohit_Raut
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Yes, It is possible.From Logs & Monitor go to click on smartview. SmartView Monitor window will launch. In that click on thresholds configuration.

Refer: https://sc1.checkpoint.com/documents/R76/CP_R76_SmartViewMonitor_AdminGuide/17664.htm#o17686

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carl_t
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Hi

What does the alert function actually do?

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Timothy_Hall
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CPU usage alerts can be configured from the old-school SmartView Monitor application, from the Gateway Status screen, right click any gateway and select Configure Thresholds, then Edit Global Settings:

 

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The easiest way to get memory alerts is to ensure Aggressive Aging is configured, and set it to alert.  The default threshold for alerting is 80% memory utilization which can be adjusted on the Advanced screen; because most non-VSX firewalls these days are set to automatically increase the connection table size, Aggressive Aging only triggers on excessive memory utilization (sk122154: How is Aggressive Aging enforced when Concurrent Connections Capacity Limit is calculated ...😞

 

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How and where the alerts are sent is configured from the Global properties, see here for an example: sk25941: Configuring 'Mail Alerts' using 'internal_sendmail' command

 

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