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How to configure syslog on Fortinet FortiGate firewalls

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These instructions assume:

  • The date, time and time zone are correctly set on the firewall.
  • You have credentials and access to your Fortinet FortiGate 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

From the Graphical User Interface:

  1. Log into your FortiGate.
  2. Click Log & Report to expand the menu.
  3. Click Log Settings.
  4. Toggle Send Logs to Syslog to Enabled.
  5. Enter the Auvik Collector IP address.
  6. Click Apply.
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