vSphere 5.1 syslog collector sum up via @silver_chen_au

Great write up

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It’s shame that it took me 2 hours to find out why my Syslog Collector is not working. But I would like to share my experience with everyone including how to debug it.

Syslog collector has two parts.

Part running on vCenter

 

Syslog Collector must be installed first.

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It is very important to configure your firewall so your syslog can go through.

the Syslog collector can use 3 different protocol. TCP,UDP,SSL. You can enable all of them.

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make sure you have space for this log collector

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that’s will install plug-in directly into your vCenter.

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Feel free to use your DOMAIN/SERVICE_ACCOUNT to replace local administrator. But you need to make sure that service_account has local admin rights first.

By using different account will make better view in the TASK Manager to see how much memory it consumes.

 

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You can replace SSL certificate with local CA certificate if you really…

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