I have several CUCM systems all running ver. 8.5. The Local Syslog configuration in Unified Serviceability was left at the default value Error (Severity Level 3) yet for all systems the Local Syslog Viewer in RTMT is showing alarms as if the Local level was set to Informational (Level 6) ie. I am seeing all alarms from Informational (6) through Emergency (0)!
This is true for the Syslog messages in both the Local Syslog and the Alternate Syslog.
Also, even though I have not selected 'Exclude End Point Alarms' in Seviceability-->Alarm Configuration-->Service Group-->CM Services-->Service-->Cisco CallManager, I'm seeing that the phone-related endpoint alarms are already going into the Alternate Syslog!
I do not have a Remote Syslog server installed.