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Handbook

Configuring a syslog object

Syslog is an industry standard for sending log messages across a network. Because the syslog protocol provides a wide range of system information, syslog monitoring has been an important part of network monitoring.

A syslog server receives and analyzes syslog messages, stored in a high performance database. It checks the content of received syslog messages and trigger alarms depending on the content and severity. To enable FortiADC to track syslog alerts (i.e., syslog messages), you must configure a syslog object.

To configure a syslog object:
  1. Go to System > Alert > Alert Resource and select the Syslog tab.
  2. Click Create New.
  3. Complete the configuration as described in Syslog server configuration.
  4. Click Save.

Syslog server configuration

Settings Guidelines
Name Enter a name for the syslog message object. No spaces. You will use this name to select the syslog in an Alert Actions profile.
Syslog Server Enter the IP address of the syslog server that will receive syslog messages.
Port Enter the port of the syslog server. The default is 514.

Configuring a syslog object

Syslog is an industry standard for sending log messages across a network. Because the syslog protocol provides a wide range of system information, syslog monitoring has been an important part of network monitoring.

A syslog server receives and analyzes syslog messages, stored in a high performance database. It checks the content of received syslog messages and trigger alarms depending on the content and severity. To enable FortiADC to track syslog alerts (i.e., syslog messages), you must configure a syslog object.

To configure a syslog object:
  1. Go to System > Alert > Alert Resource and select the Syslog tab.
  2. Click Create New.
  3. Complete the configuration as described in Syslog server configuration.
  4. Click Save.

Syslog server configuration

Settings Guidelines
Name Enter a name for the syslog message object. No spaces. You will use this name to select the syslog in an Alert Actions profile.
Syslog Server Enter the IP address of the syslog server that will receive syslog messages.
Port Enter the port of the syslog server. The default is 514.