Mushroom Networks Documentation

PRTG – Syslog Receiver

SYSLOG RECEIVER USING PRTG

For a quick and accurate analysis we need a network monitoring solution with integrated Bandwidth Monitor such as PRTG Network Monitor. PRTG analyzes the traffic in our network and provides us with detailed results – tables and graphs.

STEPS TO INSTALL PRTG NETWORK MONITOR

  1. Visit this website “https://www.paessler.com/prtg” and you will find an option to download the PRTG Network Monitoring tool. Click on Freeware Download (where you’ll be permitted to test for 100 sensors).
  2. You’ll be provided with a free license Key to install this software.
  3. The installation steps and the initial configuration setup of the tool are shown in this video link “https://www.paessler.com/support/videos/prtg-basics/installation_of_prtg_network_monitor”.

After installing the software, follow the video to setup initial configuration of the tool. After the configuration is set, go to the home page and click on review results.

STEPS TO MONITOR THE SYSLOG MESSAGES

  1. Add a new group by right clicking on the group “group1”. There will be a popup window displayed. Type the group name as shown below.                

2. After creating a new group “ BroadBand_Devices”. Click on “add device” under this group. Enter the device name “Truffle4000” and the IP address “192.168.1.99”. Then choose your icon as shown below.       

3. click on “RUN AUTO DISCOVERY”

4. After few minutes you will be observing something like shown below.

5. After running auto-discovery we see that the PRTG syslog receiver is not popped. So we can manually add the PRTG syslog sensor. Right click on the device “Truffle4000” and click on add sensor.         

6. Type Syslog Receiver BETA in the search option and select the sensor.

7. Type the sensor name, Tags, priority level.

8. Type the filter levels, check on “inherit from the devices” and click on continue.

9. Now click on the syslog receiver sensor.

10. You’ll find this page.

11. Now go to the Truffle BBNA page. Click on status tab and enter your machines(local PC) IP address in the remote syslog server tab and click on apply.

12. Go to admin tab of Truffle device BBNA. Disable the maintenance mode and enable it after some 5 seconds.

13. Then you’ll find the syslog messages on the PRTG tool.

For further details refer:

(1) https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/syslog_receiver_sensor

(2) https://www.paessler.com/support/videos/prtg-advanced/syslog-receiver

 

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