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Log Exchange (LX) can act as a syslog server for the UX, capturing SIP call routing messages as well as UX system logging messages.

SBC 1000/2000 Setup

Setting up the SBC 1000/2000 to send logging information to LX is relatively straight forward, simply setup a Remote Log Server in the UX to point to the machine on which LX is running.

LX Setup

The only action that must be taken on the LX side is to set the Listening Port. However, the Read Chunk Size has an effect on performance, see below.

To set the Listening Port:

  1. On the Menu Bar, click Syslog Server

  2. Set the Transport method - UDP or TCP
  3. Enter a port number (the default port is 514).
    (info) The default port number is 514. Port 514 is the port over which the UX transmits Syslog traffic.
  4. Set Load File on Stop if you want the captured syslog to be analyzed immediately after stopping the syslog server.
  5. Set the Read Chunk Size to a value between 100 and 1000.
  6. Enable Print Syslog to Screen if you want the syslog stream to be printed on the screen.
  7. Click Start Listening to begin capturing Syslog traffic.

About Read Chunk Size

Read Chunk refers to the number of lines read from the buffer into the Syslog Server screen.

All messages received by the LX are buffered and then read from the buffer to the screen. The LX reads chunks of text from the buffer and writes them to the screen, how many lines comprise a chunk is determined by the value of the Read Chunk Size attribute. The default is 100, or 100 lines of text. The maximum value is 1000.

When message volume is high the buffer fills rapidly and a larger chunk size is recommended. However, when message volume is low, the buffer isn't populated rapidly and the write to screen functionality may appear choppy because LX waits until the buffer has at least the number of lines specified by the chunk size before it reads a chunk from the buffer to the screen.

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