Configure syslog server for alerts

To configure syslog alerts, you must enter a syslog server address and a UDP port. Up to five syslog servers are allowed.

Before you begin

About this task

This task describes how to enter the address and port for the syslog server, and then test the address you entered.

Procedure

  1. Select Settings > Alerts.
  2. Select the Syslog tab.
    If a syslog server is not yet defined, the Alerts page displays "Add Syslog Servers."
  3. Click Add Syslog Servers.
    The Add Syslog Server dialog box opens.
  4. Enter information for one or more syslog servers (maximum of five), and then click Add.
    • Server Address – Enter a fully qualified domain name, an IPv4 address, or an IPv6 address.
    • UDP Port – Typically, the UDP port for syslog is 514.
    The table displays the configured syslog servers.
  5. To send a test alert to the server addresses, select Test All Syslog Servers.

Result

The event monitor sends alerts to the syslog server whenever an alertable event occurs.