Advice on settinng up a syslog server
Posted on 2011-02-16
I need to setup a syslog server and need some advice. I need something that can record log entries for Windows desktops and servers, Unix servers, Linux desktops and servers, as well as network devices such as routers, switches etc.
So my questions are:
1. What is a good, cross platform, syslog server that can be setup. I prefer open source options but am open to all ideas.
2. For a syslog server to correctly record log data, do I have to configure all the clients to send their log data TO the syslog server or does the syslog server go out and collect data FROM the clients?
3. Can I have windows send all event logs to a syslog server or does it only record certain types of entries?
Thanks in advance!