Forwarding Syslog Messages from UNIX/Linux Devices

Zenoss Core has its own syslog server (zensyslog). Managed devices should point their syslog daemons to the system.

To do this, edit the /etc/rsyslog.conf file and add an entry, where 1.2.3.4 is the zensyslog IP:

  1. Log in to the target device as a super user.
  2. Open the /etc/rsyslog.conf file with a text editor (such as vi).
  3. Enter *.debug, and then press the Tab key.
  4. Enter the host name or IP address of the server. For example:
    *.debug @192.168.X.X
  5. Save the file and exit the file editor program.
  6. Restart the Syslog service using the command below:
    /etc/init.d/syslog restart