Installing a Dedicated Log Server or SmartEvent Server


Disk space for logs and indexes:

The Log Server or SmartEvent Server with Log Indexing enabled, creates and uses index files for fast access to log file content. Index files are located by default at $RTDIR/log_indexes/.

To make sure that there is always sufficient disk space on the Log Server or SmartEvent Server, the server that stores the log index deletes the oldest index entries when the available disk space is less than a specified minimum. The default minimum value is 5000 MB, or 15% of the available disk space.

Note - In a Multi-Domain Security Management environment, the Multi-Domain ServerClosed Dedicated Check Point server that runs Check Point software to host virtual Security Management Servers called Domain Management Servers. Synonym: Multi-Domain Security Management Server. Acronym: MDS. controls the disk space for logs and indexes. The configured disk space applies to all Domain Management Servers. Configure the applicable disk space in the Multi-Domain Server object.