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FusionServer Pro E9000 Server iBMC (Earlier Than V250) User Guide 31

This document describes the underlying management software Intelligent Baseboard Management Controller (iBMC) of the servers.
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Configuring Syslog on the iBMC WebUI

Configuring Syslog on the iBMC WebUI

Scenarios

Enable and configure the syslog function on Alarm & SEL > Alarm Settings of the iBMC WebUI.

The syslog function enables the iBMC to send log information to a third-party server through syslog messages.

Prerequisites

Conditions

The local client can communicate with the server iBMC.

Data

  • Syslog information:
    • Information used to identify the source host, for example, the board serial number, product asset tag, or host name
    • Transmission protocol to be used, for example, TLS, TCP, or UDP
    • Syslog authentication method, for example, one-way or two-way authentication
    • Log levels
  • Syslog server information and log types:
    • Channel status
    • Server address
    • Server port number
    • Types of logs to be reported

Software

A free certificate generation tool, such as OpenSSL, downloaded from the Internet.

Procedure

  1. Use OpenSSL to generate certificates.

    Manually generate certificates by using a certificate generation tool.

    • For one-way authentication, upload the server certificate to the syslog server.
    • For mutual authentication, upload the server certificate and client root certificate to the syslog server.

  2. Upload certificates to the syslog server.

    Use a file transfer tool that supports SFTP, for example WinSCP, to transfer the certificates to the specified directory (for example /tmp) of the iBMC file system.

    • For one-way authentication, upload the server certificate to the syslog server.
    • For mutual authentication, upload the server certificate and client root certificate to the syslog server.

  3. Log in to the iBMC WebUI.
  4. Configure the syslog function.
    1. On the iBMC WebUI, choose Alarm & SEL > Alarm Settings.
    2. In the Syslog Alarm Notification Settings area, set Syslog Alarm Notifications to .
    3. Set Syslog Server Identity, Alarm Severities, Transmission Protocol, and Authentication Mode.
    4. Upload certificates.

      • If Authentication Mode is One-way, upload the server root certificate (generated in 1) to the iBMC.
      • If Authentication Mode is Two-way, upload the server root certificate and client certificate (generated in 1) to the iBMC.

  5. Configure the syslog server and message format.
    1. Locate the channel for sending syslog messages, and click in the Operation column.
    2. Set Current Status to to enable the channel.
    3. Set Server Address, Syslog Port, and Log Type.
    4. Click Test.
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Updated: 2019-08-01

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