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Microsoft Windows DHCP NXLog

When you configure Microsoft DHCP Server to send logs through NXLog to USM Anywhere, you can use the Windows DHCP NXLog plugin to translate the raw log data into normalized events for analysis.

Device Details
Device vendor Microsoft
Device type DHCP server
Connection type Syslog

Integrating NXLog for Microsoft DHCP Server

Before you configure the integration, you must have the IP Address of the USM AnywhereUSM Appliance Sensor.

To configure NXLog to send log data to USM Anywhere

Plugin Enablement

The Windows DHCP NXLog plugin will automatically process all messages when the raw message contains DHCP-NXLOG.

Available Plugin Fields

The following plugin fields are important attributes extracted from the syslog message. USM Anywhere reports use these fields, and you can also reference them when creating custom reports. In addition to reporting, the USM Anywhere correlation rules make use of these fields.

  • timestamp_occured

  • source_address

  • destination_address

  • destination_port

  • source_username

  • request_user_agent

  • response_code

  • request_referrer

  • request_url

  • request_method

  • duration

  • event_name

Troubleshooting

For troubleshooting, refer to the vendor documentation:

https://nxlog.co/documentation/nxlog-community-edition-reference-manual-v20928