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Syslog receiver notification containing the received message



Can the Syslog receiver in PRTG Network Monitor 20 send the received syslog message as part of the notification? Assume in this case the notification is a syslog message.

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Created on Jul 21, 2021 8:12:12 AM

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Does the %message placeholder for notifications append the received syslog message to the notification?

Created on Jul 21, 2021 1:49:27 PM



Hello there,

Yes, that's right. The %message placeholder is include the syslog message. For more details, please refer to the following manual: https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/list_of_placeholders_for_notifications

Created on Jul 26, 2021 6:39:10 AM by  Himanshu Bhatt [Paessler Support]



I have tried using this placeholder but the %message did not populate using the original syslog message.

What I did was:

  1. Create a notification template to send syslog, named "Syslog". Enable "Send Syslog message", message to be sent is: %datetime, %device, %message.
  2. Create a syslog receiver sensor. Warning filter: severity[4-6].
  3. Under notification triggers, add state trigger. When sensor state is Warning for at least 0 seconds, perform "Syslog" notification template.
  4. Send a syslog message with severity 4 to the syslog receiver sensor.
  5. The syslog notification was sent out. But the value of the %message field sent was "0.02 #/s (Warnings) is above the warning limit of < 0.01 #/s in Warnings".

Created on Jul 27, 2021 2:25:54 AM

Last change on Jul 27, 2021 7:12:02 AM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

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