Syslog Forwarding Using Ethernet Interfaces

Use Ethernet interfaces, rather than the management interface, to forward syslogs.
PAN-OS 10.0 enables syslog forwarding over an Ethernet interface to optimize management operations. In an environment with a high rate of log generation, you can forward logs over an Ethernet interface to prevent loss of logs and to reduce the load on the management interface.
Syslog forwarding uses an Ethernet interface that is supported only for a Panorama™ management server in Panorama mode or in Log Collector mode. Additionally, you can enable syslog forwarding on only a single interface regardless whether the Panorama management server is in Panorama mode or Log Collector mode.
  1. Configure an Ethernet interface for forwarding syslogs over an Ethernet interface.
    • Configure an Ethernet interface on the local Log Collector.
      1. Select
        Panorama
        Setup
        Interfaces
        and select an Ethernet interface.
      2. Enable Interface
        .
      3. Configure the Ethernet interface as appropriate.
      4. In the Device Management Services section, enable
        Syslog Forwarding
        .
      5. Select
        Yes
        to confirm your syslog forwarding change.
        You can only a single Ethernet interface on the local Log Collector.
      6. Click
        OK
        to save your changes.
      7. Commit
        and then
        Commit and Push
        your configuration changes.
    • Configure an Ethernet interface on a Dedicated Log Collector.
      1. Select
        Panorama
        Managed Collectors
        and select a Dedicated Log Collector.
      2. Enable Interface
        .
      3. Configure the Ethernet interface as appropriate.
      4. In the Log Collection Services section, enable
        Syslog Forwarding
        .
      5. Select
        Yes
        to confirm your syslog forwarding change.
        You can only a single Ethernet interface on the Dedicated Log Collector.
      6. Click
        OK
        to save your changes.
      7. Commit
        and then
        Commit and Push
        your configuration changes.
  2. Configure a Collector Group—On the M-Series appliance, a default Collector Group is predefined and already contains the local Log Collector as a member. However, on the Panorama virtual appliance, you must add the Collector Group and add the local Log Collector as a member. For both configurations, you need to assign firewalls to a Log Collector for log forwarding.

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