Setting up syslog client

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Syslog Installation

Syslog supported by a wide variety of devices and receivers across multiple platforms and can be used to integrate log data from many different types of systems into a central repository.

Check for existing syslog. If not present, follow the document and install syslog

rpm -aq | grep syslog

For Ubuntu

dpkg --get-selections | grep syslog

Install Syslog

For CentOS

yum install syslog-ng

For Ubuntu,

apt-get install syslog-ng

Update the configuration in syslog-ng.conf using the following command

sudo vim /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf

Copy and paste the following lines. Update with machine IP address.

destination netspective { udp(<Syslog_IP> port(514)); };
source s_all {internal();
unix-stream("/dev/log");
file("/proc/kmsg" log_prefix("kernel: "));};
log { source(s_all); destination(netspective); };

Command used to start the syslog are given below

/etc/init.d/syslog-ng start

Command to stop syslog

/etc/init.d/syslog-ng stop
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