Enabling the syslog facility

You can identify a location for the log of the OnCommand Insight violations and performance alerts as well as audit messages, and activate the logging process.

Before you begin

About this task

The syslog includes the following types of information:

The following units are used in the syslog:


  1. On the Insight toolbar, click Admin and select Notifications.
  2. Scroll down to the Syslog section of the page.
  3. Select the Enable syslog check box.
  4. If desired, select the Send audit check box. New audit log messages will be sent to syslog in addition to being displayed on the Audit page. Note that already-existing audit log messages will not be sent to syslog; only newly-generated log messages will be sent.
  5. In the Server field, enter the IP address of the log server.

    You can specify a custom port by appending it following a colon at the end of the server IP (e.g. server:port). If port is not specified, the default syslog port of 514 is used.

  6. In the Facility field, select the facility level that corresponds to the type of program that is logging the message.
  7. Click Save.