Forwarding syslog messages to a remote server

Google Cloud VMware Engine provides the option to send syslog messages to your remote syslog server. This configuration lets you collate and process syslog messages using remote logging and monitoring systems.

Before you begin

The steps in this document assume that you have done the following:

  • Set up private service access to your on-premises network with the private cloud that you want to forward syslog messages from.

If you want to reference your remote syslog host by name, you must also apply a DNS profile to your private cloud for DNS forwarding.

Configuring a syslog host

To configure vCenter in your VMware Engine private cloud to forward logs to your remote syslog server, do the following:

  1. Access the Google Cloud VMware Engine portal
  2. Go to Resources and select the private cloud that you want to forward syslog messages from.
  3. Select the Advanced vCenter settings tab.
  4. Click Add remote syslog host.
  5. In the Server field, enter the name or IP address of your remote syslog host.
  6. Select a communication protocol.
  7. In the Port field, enter the port number on which the remote syslog server listens.
  8. Click Submit.

Once you submit the remote server configuration, the syslog service restarts and you can view syslog messages that enter your remote server.