Exporting data to a Syslog server

Article:HOWTO81169  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81169
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Exporting data to a Syslog server

To increase the space in the database, you can configure the management server to send the log data to a Syslog server.

When you export log data to a Syslog server, you must configure the Syslog server to receive the logs.

See Exporting log data to a text file

To export log data to a Syslog server

  1. In the console, click Admin.

  2. Click Servers.

  3. Click the local site or remote site that you want to export log data from.

  4. Click Configure External Logging.

  5. On the General tab, in the Update Frequency list box, select how often to send the log data to the file.

  6. In the Master Logging Server list box, select the management server to send the logs to.

    If you use SQL Server and connect multiple management servers to the database, specify only one server as the Master Logging Server.

  7. Check Enable Transmission of Logs to a Syslog Server.

  8. Provide the following information:

    • Syslog Server

      Type the IP address or domain name of the Syslog server that you want to receive the log data.

    • Destination Port

      Select the protocol to use, and type the destination port that the Syslog server uses to listen for Syslog messages.

    • Log Facility

      Type the number of the log facility that you want to the Syslog configuration file to use, or use the default. Valid values range from 0 to 23.

  9. On the Log Filter tab, check which logs to export.

  10. Click OK.

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