prelude-manager (1) - Linux Manuals

prelude-manager: Collects and normalize events.


prelude-manager - Collects and normalize events.


prelude-manager [options]


Prelude Manager is a high-availability server which can collect, filter, relay, reverse-relay, normalize and store events. Events can come from registered analyzers and/or managers. The common usage is to store nomalized events into a database, thus this can be extended to store informations in plain text or xml files.


Some prelude-manager option are contextual, they have to be prefixed by another.

--prelude Prelude generic options

--profile=<name> Profile to use for this analyzer

--heartbeat-interval=<interval> Number of seconds between two heartbeat

--server-addr=<address> Address where this sensor should report to (addr:port)

--analyzer-name=<name> Name for this analyzer

Options for the libpreludedb plugin

-t, --type=<type> Type of database (mysql/pgsql/sqlite3)

-l, --log=<file name> Log all queries in a file, should be only used for debugging purpose

-h, --host=<address> The host where the database server is running (in case of client/server database)

-f, --file=<file name> The file where the database is stored (in case of file based database)

-p, --port=<port number> The port where the database server is listening (in case of client/server database)

-d, --name=<name> The name of the database where the alerts will be stored

-u, --user=<user> User of the database (in case of client/server database)

-P, --pass=<password> Password for the user (in case of client/server database)

--debug=<INAME> Option for the debug plugin

-o, --object=<name> Name of IDMEF object to print (no object provided will print the entire message)

-l, --logfile=<file name> Specify output file to use (default to stdout)

--relaying=<INAME> Relaying plugin option

-p, --parent-managers=<address> List of managers address:port pair where messages should be sent to

--textmod=<INAME> Option for the textmod plugin

-l, --logfile=<file name> Specify logfile to use

--xmlmod=<INAME> Option for the xmlmod plugin

-l, --logfile=<file name> Specify output file to use

-v, --validate=<xml> Validate IDMEF XML output against DTD

-f, --format=<format> Format XML output so that it is readable

-d, --disable-buffering=<boolean> Disable output file buffering to prevent truncated tags

--idmef-criteria-filter=<INAME> Filter message based on IDMEF criteria

-r, --rule=<rule> Filter rule, or filename containing rule

--hook=<value> Where the filter should be hooked (reporting|reverse-relaying|plugin name)

--config=<file name> Configuration file to use

-v, --version
Print version number
-D, --debug-level=<level>
Run in debug mode
-d, --daemon
Run in daemon mode
-P, --pidfile=<file name>
Write Prelude PID to pidfile
-c, --child-managers=<address>
List of managers address:port pair where messages should be gathered from
-l, --listen=<address>
Address the sensors server should listen on (addr:port)
-f, --failover=<boolean>
Enable failover for specified report plugin
-h, --help
Print help


/etc/prelude/prelude-manager.conf - the configuration file


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