Creating a custom event handler
You can create a custom event handler from scratch or clone a predefined event handler and customize its settings. See Cloning event handlers.
Configuring an event handler includes defining the following main sections:
Event handler attributes
Event handler attributes such as name and description.
Filters are rules for event generation.
Configure notifications to be sent on event generation.
You can send alert notifications to an email address, SNMP community, or syslog server.
To create a new event handler:
- Go to Event Manager > Event Monitor > Event Handler List.
- In the toolbar, click Create New.
- Configure the settings as required and click OK.
Enable or disable the event handler.
Enabled event handlers have a Status of ON and show the icon in the Event Handler List. Disabled event handlers have a a Status of OFF and show the icon in the Event Handler List.
Add a name for the handler.
Type a description of the event handler.
Select the devices to include.
- All Devices.
- Specify: To add devices, click the Add icon.
Local Device: Select if the event handler is for local FortiAnalyzer event logs. This option is only available in the root ADOM and is used to query FortiAnalyzer event logs.
For Local Device, the Log Type must be Event Log and Log Subtype must be Any.
Configure one or more filters for the handler. You can add multiple filters each with its own set of filter settings. You can enable or disable specific filters in an event handler.
Select the log type from the dropdown list.
When Devices is set to Local Device, you cannot change the Log Type or Log Subtype.
Select the category of event that this handler monitors. The available options depends on the platform type.
This option is only available when Log Type is set to Event Log or Traffic Log.
Select how to group the events. Some Group By selections allow a secondary Group By option. If available, click Add beside the Group By field to add a secondary Group By option.
Select All or Any of the following conditions.
Select a log field to filter from the dropdown list. The available options depends on the selected log type.
Select a match criteria from the dropdown list. The available options depends on the selected log field.
Either select a value from the dropdown list or enter a value in the text box. The available options depends on the selected log field.
Add Log Field to the filter.
Delete the filter.
Generic Text Filter
Enter a generic text filter.
For information on text format, hover the cursor over the help icon. The operator
~means contains and
!~means does not contain.
For more information on creating a generic text filter, see Using the Generic Text Filter in an event handler.
Generate alert when at least n matches occurred over a period of n minutes
Enter threshold values to generate alerts. Enter the number of matching events that must occur in the number of minutes to generate an alert.
If you wish, enter a custom event message. The default message is the Group By value. You can use variables in the event message.
Select Allow FortiAnalyzer to choose or select a status from the dropdown list: Unhandled, Mitigated, Contained, or (Blank).
Select the severity from the dropdown list: Critical, High, Medium, or Low.
If you wish, enter custom tags to identify that filter.
Configure alerts for the handler.
Send Alert Email
Send an alert by email. Specify email parameters including the mail server. For more information, see Mail Server.
Send SNMP(...) Trap
Select one or both checkboxes and specify an SNMP community or user from the dropdown list. Click the add icon to create a new SNMP community or user. For more information, see SNMP.
Send Alert to Syslog Server
Send an alert to the syslog server. Select a syslog server from the dropdown list. Click the add icon to create a new syslog server. For more information, see Syslog Server.
Send Each Alert Separately
Select to send each alert individually instead of in a group.