To begin configuring event log, syslog, and alert settings, navigate to the Log > Settings page.
In the Log & Alert Levels section, define the severity level of log messages that are identified as log (event log), alert, or syslog messages. Log levels are organized from most to least critical. If a level is selected for a specific logging service, then that log level and more critical events are logged. For example, if the Error level is selected for the Log service, then all Emergency, Alert, Critical, and Error events are stored in the internal log file.
Enter the IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your syslog server in the Primary Syslog Server field. Leave this field blank if you do not require syslog logging.
If you have a backup or second syslog server, enter the server’s IP address or domain name in the Secondary Syslog Server field.
Designate when log files are cleared and emailed to an administrator in the Send Event Logs field. If the option When Full is selected, the event log is emailed when it reaches the maximum file size of 50MB. The log file is then cleared. If Daily is selected, select the hour at which to email the event log. If Weekly is selected, select the day of the week and the hour. If Daily or Weekly are chosen, the log file is still sent if the log file is full before the end of the period. In the Log > View page, you can click Clear Log to delete the current event log. The event log is not emailed in this case.
To receive event log files through email, enter your full email address (email@example.com) in the Email Event Logs to field in the Event Logging and Alerts region. The event log file is emailed to the specified email address before the event log is cleared. If this field is left blank, log files are not emailed.
To receive alert messages through email, enter your full email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or an email pager address in the Email Alerts to field. An email is sent to the email address specified if an alert event occurs. If this field is left blank, alert messages are not emailed.
To email log files or alert messages, enter the domain name or IP address of your mail server in the Mail Server field. If this field is left blank, log files and alert messages are not emailed.
Specify a Mail from Address in the corresponding field. This address appears in the from field of all log and alerts emails.
To use SMTP authentication when sending log files, select Enable SMTP Authentication. The display changes to expose related fields. Enter the username, password, and the SMTP port to use. The default port is 25.
Click Accept to update your configuration settings.