Setting Up the Log Server
32 WatchGuard System Manager
Firebox devices with WatchGuard Firebox System version 7.4 or earlier can send log messages to a
WatchGuard System Manager 8.0 Log Server or to a WatchGuard Security Event Processor 7.3 or
earlier. But, Fireboxes with Fireware appliance software cannot send log messages to a
WatchGuard Security Event Processor 7.3 or earlier.
1On the desktop of the computer that has the Log Server, select the Log Server icon from the
The WatchGuard Log Server Configuration dialog box appears.
2 Type the encryption key to use for the secure connection between the Firebox and the log
servers. For more information about configuring logging, see “Setting Up Your Firebox” in the
Configuration Guide for your version of appliance software.
Log Server encryption keys are a minimum of eight characters. The first time you connect to a log server, the
default log encryption key is the status passphrase you set when you used the Quick Setup Wizard on your
3 Confirm the encryption key.
4 Select a directory to keep all logs, reports, and report definition files.
5 Click OK.
6 Click Start > Control Panel. Go to Power Options. Select the Hibernate tab and disable
hibernation. This is to prevent the Log Server from shutting down when the computer hibernates.
7 To add more Log Servers, see “Setting Up Your Firebox” in the Configuration Guide for your
version of appliance software.