Entries by Shrikanth Rajgopalan

Using Syslog Forwarding to Integrate Solace with External Monitoring Systems

One of the most important aspects of system operations is monitoring system activity. As an operator or system administrator, real-time monitoring of the devices in your estate is essential – you want to be notified about any events regarding system health, so that appropriate measures can be taken to fix issues.

The Solace message router generates syslog messages for events that occur for a variety of reasons including system health, resource usage, service status and client events. These events provide an indication of system health, and whether any resource utilization thresholds have been reached, requiring action.

Note that Solace message routers only generate Syslog event log messages regarding router activity, and do not generate any alerts or notifications – monitoring agents should be used for this purpose. However, Solace does not allow the running of any third party components on the Solace message router for analyzing these messages and generating alerts, and these must be running on remote servers.… Read the rest