The Active Console is unable to display data in Unicode characters outside of specific ASCII code range. This can more likely affect certain languages like Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK characters). Users may encounter other unexpected issues since this has not gone through our official development and testing processes.
Users should check out the ITRS Compatibility Matrix with the following note:
All Geneos components only support ASCII characters 32-126.
Extended ASCII characters are not supported.
Users can consider to use regMatch() function in the gateway rule engine that supports syntax in regular expressions.
In this example we are using the Chinese characters "命令" which means "command" in English. First, we will save the Unicode pattern in a text file on a Linux server.
Then we will use the "hexdump" command on Linux to convert the text in hex code. You can see that the command output shows a total of 7 bytes. The reason is that each Unicode character is stored as 3 bytes, so the 2 characters will take up 6 bytes, plus the line feed character "0a" for the end of line.
In the gateway rule, the regMatch() function should add \\x as prefix for each character. So the hexdump command output e5 91 bd e4 bb a4 will become:
Below is the Active Console screenshot when the gateway rule matched the keyword, which may not be quite readable. Therefore it is desirable to have some English characters or error codes in the monitored patterns.
- ITRS Compatibility Matrix
- Gateway Rules, Actions & Alerts documentation, which includes the regMatch() function
If you have further question:
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- Any log file or diagnostic
- Any screenshot