9. The Syslog Feature
The Syslog feature can create time-stamped log records of each buffer event.
As these event records are created, they are sent to a Syslog Daemon, located
at an IP address deﬁned via the Network Parameters menu.
• The Syslog Function is only available to Buffer Mode ports.
• This option is not available to RS232 Port 1, which is reserved as a
System SetUp Port, and therefore cannot be conﬁgured as a Buffer
The Syslog function is individually conﬁgured for each RSM RS232 Port. If
you wish to employ this feature, it must be enabled at each desired port using
the Port Parameters menus. You must also set the real-time clock and calendar
via the System Parameters Menu, and deﬁne the IP address for the Syslog
Daemon via the Network Port Conﬁguration menu.
To conﬁgure the Syslog function, please proceed as follows:
1. Access command mode. Note that the following conﬁguration menus are
only available to accounts and ports that permit Supervisor commands.
2. System Parameters Menu: Type /F [Enter] to access the System
Parameters Menu. Set the following parameters:
a) Set Clock and Calendar: Use the Systems Parameters menu to set
the Real Time Clock and Calendar and/or conﬁgure and enable the
NTP server feature. If desired, the RSM can time stamp each Syslog
message that is sent, as described in Step 4.