Configuring a Syslog Server

You can configure a syslog server that can receive the system alerts, the audit trail, and the events.

Before You Begin

  • In a CommCell environment, to connect to a syslog server, you must use a UDP port. You can not connect through a TCP port.
  • You cannot use Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption.
  • Verify that the CommServe server can connect to the host or the IP address and port number of the syslog server that you plan to configure.
  • You must use one of the following syslog servers:
    • Rsyslog
    • nsyslog
    • ArcSight Syslog Server
    • Kiwi Syslog Server
    • syslog-ng


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > System.

    The System page appears.

  2. Click the Syslog server tile.

    The Syslog server page appears.

  3. Enter the details of the syslog server:
    1. In the Hostname box, type the hostname or the IP address of the syslog server.
    2. In the Port box, type the server port.
    3. Move the Enable toggle key to the right.
    4. For Forward to Syslog, select the log types that you want to forward to the syslog server.
  4. Click Submit.

Last modified: 6/3/2020 9:59:36 AM