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Filter messages based on priority

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Each incoming message contains a priority value, which is made up of a facility and a level. Use the Priority filter to trigger an action when you receive messages with the selected priority. For example, you can create a rule that sends an email when you receive a message with a priority level of critical and higher.

If a rule does not contain a Priority filter, all priorities are included.

  1. From the Kiwi Syslog Service Manager, choose File > Setup.
  2. Add a new rule, or locate an existing rule.
  3. Right-click the Filters node below the rule, and choose Add Filter.
  4. Replace the default name with a descriptive name. (The name does not have to be unique.)
  5. In the Field menu, select Priority.

  6. Select one or more cells to specify the facility and level of messages to include:

    • Click and drag to select a block of cells.
    • Click a heading to select an entire column or row.
    • Click and drag across headings to select multiple columns or rows.

    Selected cells are highlighted.


  7. Right-click the highlighted area and select Toggle to On.

    Green check marks indicate that the column cells are included.


  8. (Optional) Test the filter.
  9. Click Apply to save the filter.

    Only messages with the selected priorities trigger the actions in the associated rule.

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