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Change the SolarWinds syslog server port

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Updated March 1st, 2017  

Overview

This article describes how to change the SolarWinds syslog server port.

Environment

All Orion versions

Steps

For version NPM 12 to change the port numbers refer to this article

Configure the SolarWinds Orion server to use the correct syslog port

 

Warning:

  • SolarWinds strongly recommends that you only edit the SyslogService.exe.config file as instructed. Any additional modifications may result in system performance issues or may create an error state.
  • Save a copy of the original SyslogService.exe.config file to your local drive as a backup file, in case you need to roll back later.
     
  1. Locate the SyslogService.exe.config file in C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion
  2. Open the file with a text editor.
  3. Locate the following line:
    <add key="UDPListenPort" value="514"/>
  4. Change to your preferred value.
  5.  Save the file and restart the Solarwinds syslog service.

 

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