Welcome to the syslog-ng Premium Edition 7 Administration Guide.
This document describes how to configure and manage syslog-ng Premium Edition (syslog-ng PE). Background information for the technology and concepts used by the product is also discussed.
This guide is intended for system administrators and consultants responsible for designing and maintaining logging solutions and log centers. It is also useful for IT decision makers looking for a tool to implement centralized logging in heterogeneous environments.
The following skills and knowledge are necessary for a successful syslog-ng administrator:
At least basic system administration knowledge.
An understanding of networks, TCP/IP protocols, and general network terminology.
Working knowledge of the UNIX or Linux operating system.
In-depth knowledge of the logging process of various platforms and applications.
An understanding of the legacy syslog (BSD-syslog) protocol and the new syslog (IETF-syslog) protocol standard.
One Identity would like to express its gratitude to the syslog-ng users and the syslog-ng community for their invaluable help and support.
Introduction to syslog-ng
This chapter introduces the syslog-ng Premium Edition application in a non-technical manner, discussing how and why is it useful, and the benefits it offers to an existing IT infrastructure.
NOTE: Due to complexity of deployment, configuration, and design, you may require assistance from One Identity Professional Services while introducing new or additional:
One Identity Professional Services is equipped and trained to evaluate the needs of any organization, and to provide configuration and architectural recommendations that help our users get the most out of any syslog-ng PE version.
One Identity Professional Services offer assistance in planning and scoping for current needs, as well as recommendations for the future to ensure success.