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Syslog Server Settings

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

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  1. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Syslog and SNMP Traps > Syslog Viewer.
  2. Click File > Settings.
  3. Click the General tab in the Syslog Server Settings window.
  4. Adjust the Maximum number of messages to display in Current Messages view slider to set the number of messages you want to display.
  5. If you want to Automatically Refresh the Current Messages View, check the option accordingly, and then set the refresh rate with the middle slider.
  6. Adjust Retain Syslog messages for how many days? to set the length of time syslog messages should stay in the database.
  7. Click the Displayed Columns tab.
  8. Use the arrow keys to select and order the fields of information you want to see in the Current Messages view.

    You can make it easier to acknowledge syslog messages by selecting the Acknowledged column to add to your view.

  9. If you want to wrap syslog message text in the Current Messages view, check Word wrap long messages.
  10. If you do not expect to use Syslog Server as your primary viewer for syslog messages, select the Message Parsing tab, and then complete the following steps:

    The following data points are saved within the syslog tables in your Orion Platform database. Removing the added data from each record helps you to proactively reduce the size of your database.

  11. Check Remove embedded Date/Time from syslog Messages, Remove Message Type from syslog Messages, and Remove Domain Name from DNS Lookups.
 
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