How do I configure remote syslog logging for a WatchGuard Firewall

This article describes the steps required to configure a WatchGuard firewall to send Syslog messages to the RocketAgent Syslog Server

To Configure the FireBox to send Syslog messages to the RocketAgent Syslog Server

  1. Select System > Logging.
  2. Click the Syslog Server tab.
  3. Select the Send log messages to these Syslog servers check box.
  4. Click Add.

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  5. In the IP Address text box, type the IP address of the RocketAgent Syslog Server.
  6. In the Port text box, the default Syslog server port (514) appears. Leave the default unless you have configured the RocketAgent to a different port. 
  7. From the Log Format drop-down list, select Syslog.
The details you can include in the log messages depend on the log format you select.
  1. In the Description text box, type RocketAgent.
  2. Select The timestamp check box.
  3. Select The serial number of the device check box.
  4. In the Syslog Settings section, for each type of log message, select a Syslog facility from the drop-down list.
    • For high-priority Syslog messages, such as alarms, select Local0.
    • To assign priorities for other types of log messages (lower numbers have greater priority), select Local1Local7.
    • To not send details for a message type, select NONE.
  5. Click Save.
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