Technical Documentation

Examples: Assigning an Alternative Facility

Log all messages generated on the local routing platform at the error level or higher to the local0 facility on the remote machine called monitor.mycompany.com:

[edit system syslog]
host monitor.mycompany.com {
	any error;
	facility-override local0;
}

Configure routing platforms located in and routing platforms located in New York to send messages to a single remote machine called central-logger.mycompany.com. The messages from California are assigned alternative facility local0 and the messages from New York are assigned to alternative facility local2.

  • Configure California routing platforms to aggregate messages in the local0 facility:
    [edit system syslog]
    host central-logger.mycompany.com {
    	change-log info;
    	facility-override local0;
    }
  • Configure New York routing platforms to aggregate messages in the local2 facility:
    [edit system syslog]
    host central-logger.mycompany.com {
    	change-log info;
    	facility-override local2;
    }

On central-logger, you can then configure the system logging utility to write messages from the local0 facility to the file california-config and the messages from the local2 facility to the file new-york-config.


Published: 2010-04-28