Send Syslog messages to multiple SYSLOG servers

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Jun 15th, 2010
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We are have two syslog servers defined, however we notice that the ACS only sends the syslogs to one server and will only send to the other in a failure scenario, which is a standard operation across all platforms. However we have a requirement for the ACS to send syslogs to both servers simultaneously, is there a configuration option for this?

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Leon Noble

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gaboughanem Wed, 06/23/2010 - 11:33
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what version of ACS you are using? ACS 5.0 and 5.1 can support 2 syslog server simultaneously .


leonnoble Thu, 06/24/2010 - 00:15
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We are 5.1, but are unable to find the setting that allows this, can you help.

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jrabinow Thu, 06/24/2010 - 00:50
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You can do the following:

1) Create a remote log target for your syslog server at

System Administration > Configuration > Log Configuration > Remote Log Targets

2) Configure the log categories that should be enabled to eb sent to this log target.

Go to

System Administration > Configuration > Log Configuration > Logging Categories > Global

Select a specifc category and then look at "Remote Syslog Target" tab.

For each category that you want sent to your syslog server select the remote log target in the "

Selected Targets" transfer box

Note that this configuration is hierarchical. So if make configuration for one log category it applies to all subtemding categories. For example if configure

"AAA Audit" then the configuration will apply to the pass and failed attempts categories

leonnoble Fri, 06/25/2010 - 03:00
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That has worked perfectly, thanks again for the help.

Waris Hussain Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:18
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I am not sure if there is an option but what is the ACS version you are talking about  ?


Waris Hussain

leonnoble Tue, 06/29/2010 - 00:41
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Hi Waris,

Not sure if you have seen the post from jrabinow, but the solution that was provided by jrabinow works for our requirement. It is version 5.1

Kind Regards


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