A Cloud Proxy receives log and event information from monitored sources and sends this information to VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS), where it can be queried and analyzed. The Cloud Proxy includes a built-in syslog server that is constantly active when the Cloud Proxy is running.

Important:

Effective March 2024, the Cloud Proxy is deprecated for VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS). You can continue using your existing Cloud Proxy configurations and deploy new Cloud Proxy instances for your VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS) instance, but we no longer provide technical support for problems with Cloud Proxy configurations.

Messages that the syslog server ingests become searchable in the VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS) web user interface near real time.

Note:

The maximum size supported for UDP syslog messages is 1024 bytes.

For port information about the Cloud Proxy, see Port Requirements of Cloud Proxy and Cloud Native Collector.

For syslog formats, see Syslog Agents for VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS).