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How to configure syslog on SonicWall Gen7 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

  1. Log into the SonicWall web admin console.
  2. Navigate to Device, Syslog, then Syslog Servers.
  3. In the Syslog Servers section, click Add.
  4. 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. 
      1. Name: A recognizable name such as “Auvik collector”
      2. Zone Assignment: choose the zone where Auvik collector was deployed, typically zone LAN.
      3. For “Type”, select  “Host”
      4. IP Address: Enter the Auvik collector IP address
      5. Click OK.
  1. On “Name or IP address”, select the newly created object.
  2. Set Port to 514.
  3. Leave the remaining options as default.
  4. Click Add.


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