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Creating syslog notification rules

Admin App instructions


  1. Select Dashboard > Configuration.

  2. Click Notifications.

  3. Click Create.

  4. In the Type field, select Syslog.

  5. Type a name for the notification rule.

  6. Under Syslog settings, click Enable to enable the rule.

  7. Configure the settings for the notification rule.

  8. Specify a severity filter for the notification rule.

  9. Click Create.

Syslog notification rule settings

When you create a syslog notification rule, the system sends log messages to your syslog server for each applicable system event.

Syslog settings
  • Enable: Turns on syslog notifications
  • Host: The hostname or IP address of the syslog server
  • Port: The port on which the syslog server listens for log messages
  • Facility: Category for the messages sent by this notification rule
Message settings

You use the syslog notification message settings to configure a template for formatting all syslog notifications sent by this notification rule.

  • Message: The message to send. You can use these variables as part of the message:
    $severityEvent severity: INFO, WARNING, or SEVERITY
    $subjectA short description of the event
    $messageEvent message text
    $timeTime at which the event occurred
    $userNameName of the user responsible for the event
    $subsystemCategory for the component affected by the event
    $objectIdUnique identifier for component affected by the event
    $objectTypeThe type of the component affected by the event.
    $objectSourceIdUnique identifier of the internal system component or process that was the source of the event. Value is [unknown] for most events.
    $objectSourceTypeType of the internal system component or process that was the source of the event. Value is [unknown] for most events.
  • Sender Identity: Identity of the sender for the event. Sent with every syslog message.
Severity filter

The event severity level to use when triggering syslog notifications. Can be one or more of the following: INFO, WARNING, or SEVERITY.

Related CLI commands


Related REST API methods

POST /notifications

You can get help on specific REST API methods for the Admin App at REST API - Admin.


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