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Sending all VED Logs to a Syslog Server

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Venafi Encryption Director, TrustAuthority, TrustForce

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Occasionally organizations need to send some, or all logged events to a syslog server. This is usually done when the organization is using log correlation software or specialized software to trigger events and notifications to a monitoring group (such as a NOC or SOC). 

Here are some quick notes about how to configure a notification channel and notification rule within the Logging Tree to send ALL events to a syslog server. Of course, you can always customize the notification rules so that only specific events are sent.

First, add a new Syslog Channel to the Channels folder in the Logging Tree:

 

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Next, create a new Notification under the Notification Rules folder within the Logging Tree. Here you will configure rules to include all events by specifying those that have an Event ID between 0 and 4294967295 (equivalent to the hexidecimal 0xFFFFFFFF). Finally, set the target channel by selecting the notification channel that was created in the step above, in this case "Syslog Channel".

 

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After configuring a new Notification Rule, it may be necessary to restart the Venafi Log Server service to make the changes take effect.

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