Creating custom syslog events

Custom events allow you to track all kernel, daemon, error and critical level user events logged to the syslog. A custom event can be useful for monitoring the occurrence of system log messages (and thus network security events and hardware faults) not captured by default by the SSM > Events component.

Before you begin

About this task

Consider creating custom events to monitor recurring problems. The following considerations apply to custom events.


  1. Select Configuration > Events.
  2. Click Edit pencil icon (or Insert plus icon if this is not the first event).
  3. Enter a custom event string, for example, shutdown

    screenshot showing where to enter custom event string
  4. Click Apply Changes.
  5. Select Grid.
  6. Select grid node > SSM > Events > Overview > Main.
  7. Under System Events, monitor the Count of Custom Events.

    SSM > Events > Overview page
    If the count increases, a custom event you are monitoring is being triggered on that grid node.