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syslog server for AIX environment.

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Hi, we have tested a couple of syslog (comercial/not_comercial) servers in our AIXs. Specially we're looking in a good and easy search, login/logoff and SU reports, web interface,etc etc. We tested eventlog analyzer, ossim, and others opencource but they are not ready for AIX environment. Have any of you know other syslog server?

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by:gheist
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syslogd is included in AIX? What is wrong with it? What are you trying to accomplish?

I know that syslog-ng does good job receiving and loading logs from multiple systems into SQL database so that you can analyze it as you want - with excel or BI solutions etc.
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by:sminfo
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Hi gheist,

My English kill me sometimes..:-) . I meant a central syslog server to collect logs for all AIX's servers.  

Thanks
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by:woolmilkporc
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But that's e.g. syslog-ng which you have already running, afaik. Where is the problem?
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by:gheist
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on aix use default logging

/etc/syslog.conf

*.info @loghost

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by:sminfo
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Hi,

What I'm looking is maybe a web interface to search easily or make reports of logins, etc.

Thanks
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by:gheist
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If you have database you can use all report wizards in the world.... i.e log recording is prefect as done by syslog-ng into database, rest is reporting tool. no need for integrated tool.
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OK,
there are web frontends for syslog-ng, that's true.
All of them rely on syslog-ng writing to a (my)sql database, and on apache and (mostly) php being installed.
Although all this can be installed and run on AIX, it's just a hard task getting it done.
Another option - get a cheap Intel box, install all what's needed ("LAMP") and make this box a central syslog-ng server.
Then go for something like PHP-Syslog-NG to have nice views and to create nice reports.
You see, writing the words above is just a torture for an AIX addict like me, but in this case - it is actually the better solution, I think.
http://nms.gdd.net/index.php/PHP-Syslog-NG 
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