All ELM Products 6.x with System and Log Licensing.
- You would like to configure ELM Enterprise Manager to receive or collect syslog messages from a device.
- The ELM software has been activated and is not in evaluation mode.
Create a New Virtual IP Agent in the ELM console or use the ELM Auto Add Agent option
Create new Virtual IP Agent using the new agent wizard.
- From the ELM Console right click on the All Agents category under the Monitoring folder.
- Select New > Agent from the right click menu.
- Type the IP address of the ESXi server.
- Complete the wizard assigning a license and giving your monitor item a name.
- Complete “Create new syslog receiver monitor item” below for your new agent.
ELM Auto Add Agent Option
- Open the properties of the ELM Enterprise server service.
- Go to the Options tab and select “Auto Add New Agents” (This is checked by default)
- Click “Apply” then OK
- Complete “Create new syslog receiver monitor item” for your new agent.
Create new syslog receiver monitor item.
- Right click on the All Monitors category under the Monitoring folder and select New > Monitor item from the right click menu.
- Select Syslog Receiver from the drop down box then click Next.
- Specify the protocol and port number (default is UDP 514) then click Next.
- Make sure the check box for Auto Assign Monitor item to Agents is checked then finish the wizard.
How to configure Syslog for a ESXi host using vSphere Client inventory:
- Right click on host and click “Edit Settings”
- Select the “Configuration” tab then click “Advanced Settings” under Software
- Select Syslog in the tree.
- In the Hostname box type the IP address of the ELM server
- In the Port box type the port you used in the ELM server for you Syslog Monitor item
- Click OK and you should start seeing syslog messages appear in ELM
Please Note: ESXi is NOT a product of TNT Software, we are not affiliated in any way with VMWare. Please refer to VMWare’s technical documentation for any further information regarding ESXi. This information is provided as a courtesy to our customers.
Information in this KBA was obtained from VMWare article 1016621
Last Modified: 2/28/2011
Last Reviewed: 2/28/2011
Article Type: Informational