HOWTO: Configure SYSLOG on Platform Services Controller via SSH

If you plan to deploy the Platform Services Controller without using it with VMware vCenter, such as when deploying it for SSO for vRealize Automation 6.  The options for configuring SYSLOG are not available through the GUI without the VMware vCenter Web GUI.


How do you configure SYSLOG on a Platform Services Controller when its not deployed with VMware vCenter Server 6.x?


  1. Log into the Platform Services Controller as Root via SSH.
  2. Type echo ‘*.* @<SYSLOG IP/FQDN>:514;RSYSLOG_SyslogProtocol23Format’ >> /etc/vmware-syslog/syslog.conf and press enter.
  3. Type /etc/init.d/vmware-syslog restart.

This will forward all messages to the target SYSLOG Server (such as VMware’s vRealize Log Insight).


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