EdgeRouter - Remote Syslog Server for System Logs


Overview


Readers will learn how to configure the EdgeRouter to send log messages to a syslog server.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information. Device used in this article:

Adding a Syslog Server


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Either the GUI or CLI can be used to configure the location of the syslog server and the severity level (0-7). The syslog server can be defined using an IP address or hostname. The severity levels are:

  • 0Emergency
  • 1Alert
  • 2Critical
  • 3Error
  • 4Warning
  • 5Notice
  • 6Informational
  • 7Debug 
GUI: Access the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Navigate to the System tab in the bottom left of the web UI and define the syslog server and log level.

System > System Log

Log to remote server: <server-ip>
Log Level: <severity-level>
NOTE: EdgeOS uses the BSD syslog format, the rsyslogd service and UDP port 514 for syslog by default.

The CLI equivalent of this configuration is shown below.

configure
set system syslog host <server-ip> facility all level <severity-level>
commit ; save

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