The server software receives syslog messages,
parses them, and stores the entries in a database.
SyslogServer is run as a Windows service. Two editions are
available - Free Edition and Enterprise Edition. The free edition is
limited to 8 receiveing IP's and a few features inactivated.
SyslogServer communicates via ODBC to a
Microsoft SQL database that needs to be available (not included in
installation). Automatic table initiation is supported.
The SyslogServer is
easily installed and configured from the interface seen to the
right. Settings concerning backup, mail gateways, log files and
database credentials are all handled here.
SyslogServer software consists of three logical parts. The first part receives and stores Syslog
messages to file using a high priority process. No
parsing or database insertion is done at this point as that could
cause receiving performace penalties. This design enables very high
The second component parses and inserts the
messages into the database. The third component is responsible for
the alarm handling, backup and optimisation tasks. The alarm
configuration is done in the SyslogView application.
SyslogServer also provides support
for backup handling and/or removal of old entries, and database