Syslog Messages by Host Test

This test periodically checks the Syslog file for specific patterns of error/warning messages configured by administrator and reports the number of messages that match each configured pattern. This way, administrator is alerted to the specific errors/warnings of his/her interest and enabled to initiate the necessary remedial actions swiftly.

Target of the test : eG Syslog server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the every patternName configured in the Include Patterns text box

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Number of Messages

Indicates the number of messages in the specified Syslog file that matched this pattern.


The detailed diagnosis of this measure reveals the host IP, the time stamp and the log message.