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Event logs are not received by the Syslog server because event filter is not added to syslog destination

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Syslog


  • The logs are not received at the Syslog server when the event is generated.
  • The connection from the node and Syslog server is verified to be as expected.
  • Syslog server is configured as a destination for forwarding event logs:

Cluster::> event notification destination show
Name            Type        Destination
--------------  ----------  ---------------------
Syslog-server   syslog
snmp-traphost   snmp        - (from "system snmp traphost")

  • A new event filter is configured for forwarding specific events to the Syslog server:

Cluster::> event filter show
Filter Name Rule     Rule      Message Name           SNMP Trap Type  Severity
            Position Type
----------- -------- --------- ---------------------- --------------- --------
            1        include   *                      Severity-based  *
            2        include   *                      Built-in        INFORMATIONAL
            3        include   *                      *               INFORMATIONAL
            4        exclude   *                      *               *

  • The test events generated are not triggered on the node as well:

Cluster::> set diag
Cluster::*> event generate -node Node-01 -message-name wafl.vol.offline -values test,test1,test2,test3,test4

Cluster::*> event notification history show -destination Syslog-server
There are no entries matching your query.

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