Application-level events from the service can be exported to an external syslog server. Operating system events are not exported.

Before you begin

Set up an external syslog server. You can use any of the standard syslog servers available. Several syslog servers include advanced search capabilities.

About this task

Since most companies do not have unlimited disk space, the virtual appliance does not save the complete logging history. If you want to save more history or create a centralized location for your logging history, you can set up an external syslog server.

If you do not specify a syslog server during the initial configuration, you can configure it later from the Appliance Settings > VA Configuration > Manage Configuration > Syslog Configuration page.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the administration console.
  2. Click the Appliance Settings tab, select VA Configuration in the left pane, and click Manage Configuration.
  3. Select Configure Syslog in the left pane.
  4. Click Enable.
  5. Enter the IP address or the FQDN of the syslog server where you want to store the logs.
  6. Click Save.

Results

A copy of your logs is sent to the syslog server.