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How to Install and Configure Syslog Collect for vSphere 5.x



Article Summary: This article provides information on how to install and configure Syslog Collector for vSphere 5.x.


How to Install and Configure Syslog Collect for vSphere 5.x :

  • Install Syslog collector on vCenter Server or standalone server :
  • Execute the Autorun off of the vCenter Server DVD or ISO
  • Select vSphere Syslog Collector on the left and click on the Install button
  • You will need to choose whether you want this install to be integrated with vCenter Server (recommended) or if you are installing it on a standalone server
  • Configure host to log remotely :
  • vSphere Client :
  • Click on the host on the left
  • Click on the Configuration tab
  • Click on Advanced Settings under Software
  • Click on the + next to Syslog and then click on Global
  • In the Syslog.global.logHost field, input the hostname or IP address of your Syslog Collector server
  • NOTE : Multiple hosts can be used and should be separated by a comma.
  • Click on the OK button
  • Enable firewall rule :
  • Click on Security Profile underneath Software
  • Click on Properties to the right of Firewall
  • Scroll down until you see syslog, put a check next to syslog, and then click on the OK button
  • SSH :
  • # esxcli system syslog config set --loghost=<hostname or IP of Syslog Collector server>
  • # esxcli system syslog reload
  • # esxcli network firewall ruleset set --ruleset-id=syslog --enabled=true
  • # esxcli network firewall refresh
  • On the Syslog Collector server, navigate to the %PROGRAMDATA%\VMware\VMware Syslog Collector\Data\ folder
  • You should a folder inside with the IP of the ESXi host that was configured for remote syslog
  • Verify configuration :




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ID článku: SLN285959

Datum poslední změny: 10/08/2014 03:29 PM


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