For details on the news and highlights of syslog-ng Premium Edition 6 LTS, see the Release Notes.
For details on changes in The syslog-ng Premium Edition 6 LTS Administrator Guide, see the section called “Version 5 F3 - 5 F4”.
The syslog-ng application is used worldwide by companies and institutions who collect and manage the logs of several hosts, and want to store them in a centralized, organized way. Using syslog-ng is particularly advantageous for:
Internet Service Providers
Financial institutions and companies requiring policy compliance
Server, web, and application hosting companies
Wide area network (WAN) operators
Server farm administrators.
Version 6.0.20 of the syslog-ng Premium Edition (syslog-ng PE) application is supported on AIX 7.1 for PowerPC.
Table of Contents
This chapter discusses the technical concepts of syslog-ng.
Typically, syslog-ng is used to manage log messages and implement centralized logging, where the aim is to collect the log messages of several devices on a single, central log server. The different devices — called syslog-ng clients — all run syslog-ng, and collect the log messages from the various applications, files, and other sources. The clients send all important log messages to the remote syslog-ng server, which sorts and stores them.