Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Configure the Solaris OS to Accept syslog alerts

  1. Add the appropriate facility to the syslog configuration file.

    For example, to store all alerts using the USER facility, add the following line to /etc/syslog.conf:       /var/adm/info

    Here /var/adm/info is an example local directory in which messages will be stored. Ensure that /var/adm/info exists before continuing.

  2. Restart the syslogd daemon.

    1. On Solaris 8 and 9, restart syslogd by typing this:

      $ /etc/init.d/syslog stop | start
    2. On Solaris 10, restart syslogd by typing this:

      $ svcadm restart system/system-log
  3. Verify that messages are logged in syslog.

    $ logger -p "Test message"
    $ cat /var/adm/info
     Jun 19 17:18:38 host user: [ID 12345] Test message