Creating a Syslog Action

  1. Go to the Action Library:
    • In the WhatsUp Gold web interface, select Go > Configure > Action Library.

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    • From the main menu bar of the WhatsUp Gold console, select Configure > Action Library.
  2. In the Action Library, do one of the following:
    • Click New, then select Syslog Action.

      - or -

    • Select an existing Syslog Action, then click Edit.

      The action properties page opens.

  3. Set the appropriate options.
    • Name. Enter a name for the action. This will appear in the Action Library.
    • Description. Enter a short description of the action. This is displayed in the Action Library along with the entry in with the Name box.
    • Syslog Server. Enter the IP address of the machine that is running the Syslog server.
    • Port. Enter the UDP port that the Syslog listener is listening on. The default port is 514.
    • Message. Enter a text message to be sent to the Syslog server. This message may include notification variables. The Syslog message box limits input to 511 characters. If notification variables are used, then the message that actually gets sent will be limited to 1023 bytes, in order to comply with the Syslog protocol. Non-visible ASCII characters such as tabs and linefeeds will be replaced by space characters.
  4. Click OK to save this action. The action now appears in the Action Library.
  5. Assign the action to a device or a monitor, by using the procedure defined in: