Syslog, a standard for logging program messages, allows you to centralize logging and collect messages from all devices in your network. This centralized data logging with Syslog provides a convenient location for historical data from multiple remote computers.

The Syslog protocol is used to send the event log of a device to the configured event collecting servers known as Syslog Servers. Linux/Unix-based computers use a standard syslog daemon to accept log data from the kernel, from any and all local processes, and even from processes on remote systems. Syslog support is not included on Windows-based computers, so you will need a third-party application to store syslog alerts on a Windows machine.

Sending ENVIROMUX® Alerts with Syslog
The ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 is easily configured to send log data to a syslog server, and attached sensors can be individually selected on/off to ensure that unneeded data is not sent. You can configure the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 to send syslog alerts to up to 16 users/IP addresses.

To configure the ENVIROMUX for syslog alerts, follow these steps:

  1. Click “Administration” menu link on the left, followed by “users” in the submenu that appears to access the user settings.
  2. Click on each user/IP address that needs to receive syslog alerts, and click the “Syslog” check box under the “Contacts” heading.

Enter an IP address for the user to receive the alerts, and click “Apply” to save the settings. You can enter up to 16 IP addresses of users that you want to receive syslog alerts..

Example user syslog settings

You can configure the sensors to individually send Syslog Alerts to the log through the web interface.

  1. Click “Monitoring” in the left navigation, followed by “Internal Sensors” or “External Sensors”
  2. Select the sensor you would like to configure from the list on the left.
  3. Click the “Configure” button.
  4. Under the Alert Notifications section click “Enable Syslog Alerts”.
  5. Click the “Apply” button.

Example sensor syslog settings