14.6 Syslog

The syslog plug-in is a sample implementation and is intended to be used as reference for implementing own syslog implementations.

Ascolog Insight is delivered with a sample plug-in called syslog. It is based on Ascolog Insight's SDK. Ascolog Insight can be used as syslog server and as syslog client. When Ascolog Insight is used as a syslog server it will create a thread which listens on a User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port. You can even run Ascolog Insight as a Windows® service.

Purchasing an Ascolog Insight Professional license does not entitle you to use the Ascolog Insight SDK or to run Ascolog Insight as a Windows® service. If you are interested in this functionality please contact us to learn more or to get a quote.

The sample demonstrates how syslog messages are sent from a syslog client to a syslog server. In the sample Ascolog Insight is started twice on the same computer and one instance is used as the syslog server whereas the other instance is the syslog client. The Ascolog Insight syslog client converts Microsoft Windows® event log records to the syslog format and sends them to the Ascolog Insight syslog server. Please consult a Microsoft Windows® or syslog documentation for further information.