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Change default syslog retention value in LEM

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Updated June 16, 2017

Overview

This article provides steps to increase the default syslog retention settings from the default value of 50 days to any value under 100 days. This means that syslog-ng will start dropping files when the count reaches 100, starting with the highest number.

Environment

LEM 6.x

Steps

  1. Log in to the CMC Console using the following:
    • user name: cmc
    • password: password (or the password you have set)
  2. Enter appliance.
  3. Enter limitsyslog.
  4. Follow the instructions to change the retention period from 50 days to any value between 0-100 days.

Notes:

  • This will not have any impact on how data retention settings of a normalized alert DB, which is what LEM uses for nDepth search and Reports.
  • Ensure that your LEM has enough space in the log/data partition.
  • Observe for any abnormal syslog file size growth as it can fill up the log/data partition quickly if left unchecked.

 

 

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