You can enable routing between logical interfaces, which allows you to direct uncontrolled traffic through SPS.
Navigate to Basic Settings > Network > IP forwarding.
Figure 43: Basic Settings > Network > IP forwarding — IP forwarding between interfaces
To add a new forwarding rule, choose and select the two logical interfaces to connect. You can select the same interface in both fields to use that logical interface in single-interface router mode.
To delete an existing rule, choose .
The routing table contains the network destinations SPS can reach. You have to make sure that both the monitored connections, and the local services of SPS (including connections made to the backup and archive servers, the syslog server, and the SMTP server) are routed properly.
You can add multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and address ranges along with their respective gateways.
To add a new routing entry, navigate to Basic Settings > Network.
You can add interface-specific network routes using the Advanced routing option of each interface. Otherwise, use the Routing table option to manage networking routes.
Figure 44: Basic Settings > Network > Routing table — Routing
Click , then enter the IP address and the network prefix into the Network field.
Enter the IP address of the gateway used on that subnetwork into the Gateway field.
To configure the date and time-related settings of SPS, navigate to Basic Settings > Date & Time.
Figure 45: Basic Settings > Date & Time — Date and time management
It is essential to set the date and time correctly on SPS, otherwise the date information of the logs
SPS displays a warning on this page and sends an alert if the time becomes out of sync.
To explicitly set the date and time on SPS, enter the current date into respective fields of the Date & Time settings group and click Set Date & Time.
When two SPS units are operating in high availability mode, the slave nodes automatically synchronizes its time and date to the master node. To manually synchronize the time between the nodes, click Sync Master (available only in high availability mode).
To retrieve the date automatically from a time server, complete the following steps:
Select your timezone in the Timezone field.
Enter the IP address of an NTP time server into the Address field.
Use an IPv4 address.
Click the and icons to add new servers or delete existing ones.
Optional: If the time setting of SPS is very inaccurate (that is, the difference between the system time and the actual time is great), it might take a long time to retrieve the date from the NTP server. In this case, click Sync Now or Sync Master to sync the time immediately using SNTP.