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Status Future consideration
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 9, 2021

Add Kafka to DataPower log target

Our team uses log target on daily basis for monitoring out services. So far our log target type of choice was syslog. Now we are migrating our logging and monitoring systems, which would involve sending system logs to Kafka Cluster.
With the current DataPower options for log targets we are not able to send system logs to Kafka Cluster, such as network and TLS logs, before the start of the processing policy.
The only way we are able to send logs to Kafka is once the processing of request or response data starts, using processing actions (log target, XSLT, GW script).

Idea Priority Medium
Use Case
System: Online banking application Actor: Customer Customer is browsing web application and generating data traffic. We want to track if there are any issues such as, network, connectivity problems, use of invalid credentials (certificate), activity monitoring (ex. pages visited) etc.
RFE ID 149140
RFE Product IBM DataPower Gateways