How do I send Syslog messages from Ubuntu to EventSentry?

Article ID: 260
Category: Network Monitoring
Applies to: All Versions
Updated: 2019-09-04

The Syslog daemon (rsyslog) on Ubuntu is configured through the /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf configuration file. Follow the steps below to send all Syslog messages from an Ubuntu machine to EventSentry.

  • Open the file /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf in an editor.

  • Append the following line to the bottom:

*.* @eventsentryserver:514
  • Restart the syslog daemon:
service rsyslog restart

Replace "eventsentryserver" with the host name or IP address of the host where EventSentry's network services service is installed and running. We recommend that you create a CNAME record (e.g. "syslog", "log", "eventsentry") on your DNS server and use that alias in the configuration files.

It is not necessary to send all Syslog messages to EventSentry, e.g. the following lines only send critical messages to a host with the CNAME alias "eventsentry":

*.emerg   @eventsentry:514
*.alert   @eventsentry:514
*.crit    @eventsentry:514
*.err     @eventsentry:514
*.warning @eventsentry:514