Create storage array syslog configuration

The create storageArray syslog command allows you to archive audit logs onto an external syslog server. After a connection is established between the storage array and syslog server, audit logs are automatically saved to the syslog server.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to an individual E2800, E5700, EF600 or EF300 storage array. It does not operate on E2700 or E5600 storage arrays.


To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Security Admin role.


create storageArray syslog serverAddress="<address>" port=<port> protocol=("udp" | "tcp" | "tls") components=(componentName=("auditLog") ...)


Parameter Description
serverAddress Syslog receiver hostname or IP address.
port Syslog receiver port number.
protocol Syslog transmission protocol. Acceptable values include udp, tcp, or tls.
components List of component entries that will be logged to the syslog server. Currently, only audit logs are supported.
componentName Component name; currently only "auditLog" is supported.

Minimum firmware level



SMcli -n Array1 -c "create storageArray syslog
serverAddress=\"\" port=514 protocol=\"udp\"
ID: 331998fe-3154-4489-b773-b0bb60c6b48e 
Server Address: 
Port: 514 
Protocol: udp
1. Component Name: auditLog 
SMcli completed successfully.