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.



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.


make sure you have space for this log collector


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


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.



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

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