Werk #6191: Configure additional Windows eventlogs with keyword 'logfile'

Component Checks & agents
Title Configure additional Windows eventlogs with keyword 'logfile'
Date Jun 26, 2018
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.5.0b8 1.6.0b1
Level Prominent Change
Class Bug Fix
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

Werk #3106 (Check_MK 1.4.0i1) introduced the possibility of configuring additional eventlogs with the keyword 'logname'. However, this was not supported by the Agent Bakery that only knew the keyword 'logfile'.

Now, additional, non-standard eventlogs that are not found in Windows registry, can be configured for monitoring with the ordinary keyword 'logfile', e.g. "logfile Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy/Operational = warn" so that they can also be configured normally through the Agent Bakery. Note that non-standard eventlogs also require the option vista_api to be set to 'yes.'

Using the keyword 'logname' is strongly discouraged and that keyword should be considered deprecated. It will remain functional only for compatibility with old, manually configured check_mk.ini files.

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