Database activity monitoring (DAM) : Configuring target database monitoring : Configuring Sybase monitoring
Configuring Sybase monitoring
FortiDB uses either the Sybase audit system (Sybase Monitoring and Diagnostic (MDA) tables) or the TCP/IP sniffer to collect audit information from Sybase databases.
The TCP/IP sniffer is provided by the appliance version of FortiDB only. For detailed configuration instructions, see “Configuring monitoring using the TCP/IP sniffer (all database types)”.
To configure auditing for a Sybase database using Monitoring and Diagnostic (MDA) tables
To change the collection method or polling frequency for monitoring, first stop monitoring. You cannot change these settings while FortiDB is monitoring the target database.
1. Ensure the required database pre-configuration is complete, which includes:
Creating the sybsecurity database
Installing installsecurity
Configuring the MDA (Monitoring and Data Access) tables
See “Sybase target database pre-configuration”.
2. In the navigation menu, click DB Activity Monitoring > Monitoring Management, and then click the name of the target that connects to the database you want to monitor.
3. On the General tab, complete the following settings:
Collection Method
Select MDA.
To change the collection method, first stop monitoring, change the collection method, then restart monitoring.
Polling Frequency (ms)
Enter the polling frequency for audit collection, in seconds
To change the polling frequency later, stop monitoring, change the value, and then re-start monitoring.
4. Click Test to confirm the connection with the method you selected.
5. Under Monitoring, click Start Monitoring.
For information about the Monitoring options, see “Monitoring settings and messages”.
See also
Target monitoring configuration tabs and options
Sybase target database pre-configuration