The Syslog Service provides support for system logging, network logging, and collecting logs from hosts. You can use the Syslog Service to redirect and store ESXi messages to a server on the network.

Property

Default Value

Description

Common Log Level

N/A

Set the level of information you want to include in the logs.

* - include all log files.

info - Only informational log files are redirected to the remote machine.

notice - Only notices are redirected to the remote machine. A notice message indicates a normal but significant condition.

warn - Only warnings are redirected to the remote machine.

error - Only error messages are redirected to the remote machine.

crit - Only critical log files are redirected to the remote machine.

alert - Only critical log files are redirected to the remote machine.

emerg - Only emergency log files are redirected to the remote machine. An emergency message indicates that the system has stopped responding and cannot be used.

Remote Syslog Host

N/A

The IP address of the host you want to use for storing ESXi messages and logs. This is also the IP address of the remote syslog server on the network you use to redirect logs and ESXi messages.

Remote Syslog Port

N/A

The port number to use for communication with the machine to which you want to export log files.

Remote Syslog Protocol

N/A

The communication protocol that Syslog uses. Available protocols are TCP, UDP, and TLS.