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syslog (Chassis)


Hierarchy Level


Enable PIC system logging to record or view system log messages on a specific PIC. The system log information is passed to the kernel for logging in the /var/log directory.


facility—Group of messages that are either generated by the same software process or concern a similar condition or activity. Possible values include the following: daemon, external, kernel, and pfe.

severity—Classification of effect on functioning. Possible values are the following options:

  • any—Include all severity levels.

  • none—Disable logging of the associated facility to a destination.

  • emergency—System panic or other condition that causes the routing platform to stop functioning.

  • alert—Conditions that require immediate correction, such as a corrupted system database.

  • critical—Critical conditions, such as hard errors.

  • error—Error conditions that generally have less serious consequences than errors in the emergency, alert, and critical levels.

  • warning—Conditions that warrant monitoring.

  • notice—Conditions that are not errors but might warrant special handling.

  • info—Events or nonerror conditions of interest.

The remaining statement is explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.2.

Options daemon and kernel (for facility) introduced in Junos OS Release 9.5.