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How to configure Syslog on SonicWall Gen 7 firewalls


These instructions assume:

  • The device is on SonicOS version 7.0 or higher.
  • The date, time and time zone are correctly set on the device.
  • You have administrative access to the firewall.
  • The IP address of your Auvik collector is known.

Configure Syslog

  • Log into the SonicWall web admin console


  • Navigate to Device
  • Click on Syslog
  • Click on Syslog Servers
  • In the Syslog Servers section, click Add

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  • In the Add Syslog Server pop-up window:
    • On Name or IP Address, select Create New Address Object and create an object for the Auvik collector IP. 
      • Name: A recognizable name such as “Auvik collector”
      • Zone Assignment: choose the zone where Auvik collector was deployed, typically zone LAN.
      • For Type, select Host
      • IP Address: Enter the Auvik collector IP address
      • Click OK


  • On Name or IP address, select the newly created object.
  • Set Port to 514
  • Leave the remaining options as default
  • Click Add


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