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Monitor syslog messages

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Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jan 31, 2017

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Syslog messages are one type of real-time notification that network devices can send in response to designated network events. SolarWinds UDT provides the SolarWinds Syslog Service, letting Orion Platform to receive syslog messages from any monitored network device. The SolarWinds Syslog Service also has the ability to open multiple connections to your SQL server, so it can handle large numbers of simultaneously incoming syslog messages from all your monitored devices.

SolarWinds UDT uses the SolarWinds Syslog Service to listen on UDP port 514 for incoming syslog messages. Received messages are then decoded and stored in the Orion Platform database. Until they are acknowledged, syslog messages are available for viewing either in the Web Console Syslog view or in the syslog Viewer application. The Syslog view in the Orion Web Console provides quick access to current messages, filtered by any or all of the following criteria:

  • Name or type of network object sending the message
  • Message Severity, Facility, Type, or Pattern
  • Time Period in which the message was sent

The Syslog Viewer application also allows you to tailor your view of syslog messages using fully customizable rules. Additionally, the Syslog Viewer gives you the ability both to search your Orion Platform database and to configure Syslog-specific alerts for received syslog messages.

When configuring your network devices to send Syslog messages, confirm that messages are sent to the IP address assigned to your SolarWinds UDT server. To ensure the proper configuration of a network device for Syslog messaging, refer to the documentation supplied by the device vendor.

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