How to change the syslog facility

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Article ID: 167860

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Issue/Introduction

It may be required to send syslog messages from the CPM using a different syslog facility.N/A

Cause

Goal:
To change the syslog facility for all the messages sent from the CPM to the remote syslog server.

Resolution

It is currently not possible to change the syslog facility in any way.

In case there is a need to differentiate the syslog messages coming from the Crossbeam chassis from the other messages coming to the remote syslog server, it's necessary to use a more mature solution than standard Syslog.

For example "Syslog-ng" offers a much more sophisticated way of filtering incoming syslog messages on the receiving side than the old syslog. The easiest way is to filter the messages based on the source IP address. This completely overcomes the limitation of not being able to change the syslog facility on the CPM side.

In a case where the feature of changing the syslog facility is still required, we ask the customer to raise this to their designated System Engineer as a RFE (Request for Enhancement).

Workaround

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