Run this command to view the general inspection engine configuration. This configuration applies to all inspection engines that report to the specified Guardium system, and can be seen in the GUI Inspection Engine Configuration page.

You can change these settings either from the GUI Inspection Engine Configuration page or with the API update_engine_config.

This API is available in Guardium V11.0 and later.

REST API syntax

This API is available as a REST service with the GET method. Call this API as follows:
GET https://[Guardium hostname or IP address]:8443/restAPI/engine_config

GuardAPI syntax

list_engine_config parameter=value


Parameter Value type Description
api_target_host String

Specifies the target hosts where the API executes. Valid values:
  • all_managed: execute on all managed units but not the central manager
  • all: execute on all managed units and the central manager
  • group:<group name>: execute on all managed units identified by <group name>
  • host name or IP address of a managed unit: specified from the central manager to execute on a managed unit.  For example, api_target_host=
  • host name or IP address of the central manager: specified from a managed unit to execute on the central manager. For example, api_target_host=

IP addresses must conform to the IP mode of your network. For dual IP mode, use the same IP protocol with which the managed unit is registered with the central manager. For example, if the registration uses IPv6, specify an IPv6 address. The hostname is independent of IP mode and can be used with any mode.


To view the inspection engine configuration for the Guardium system on which you enter the command:

grdapi list_engine_config
Sample output:
Inspection Engine Configuration
Default Capture Value OFF
Default Mark Auto Commit ON
Log Sequencing OFF
Log Exception Sql String ON
Log Records Affected OFF
Compute Avg. Response Time OFF
Inspect Returned Data OFF
Record Empty Sessions OFF
Logging Granularity 60
Max. Hits per Returned Data 64
Ignored Ports List
Buffer Free 100%