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How to configure Syslog on SonicWall firewalls


These instructions assume:

  • The device is on version 6.5 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. You can find this in the Syslog > Summary tab in the Export Information column.

Configure syslog

  • Log into the SonicWALL web admin console
  • Click Manage
  • Click Log Settings to expand the menu
  • Click SYSLOG
  • In the Syslog Servers section, click Add.
  • In the Add Syslog Server window
    • On Name or IP Address, select Create New Address Object
    • Create an object for the Auvik collector IP. 
      • Name: A recognizable name such as “Auvik Collector”
      • Zone Assignment: Typically X1, zone representing the network the Auvik collector is in. 
      • Type: 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 OK.
  • Click Accept

A reboot of the SonicWall device may be required for the new settings to take effect.

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