Configure Axigen as log server

This article contains the procedure which explains how to configure an Axigen Mail Server as a log server. This procedure contains 2 parts, first one explaining the steps used to configure Axigen as a log server and the 2nd part explain how to configure a service for Axigen Mail Server to log on a remote host.
It is assumed that you have two Axigen services installed and running, one represents the actual mail server and the other one will be used as log server.

Resolution

Configure Axigen as log server
  1. Navigate in Webadmin Interface - > Logging -> Log Server Settings

  1. Make sure that the log listener is enabled and listening on a real network interface. Use 0.0.0.0 if you want that this listener to be available to all system interfaces. Port 2000 is the default one but you can use another one.

  1. Navigate in Webadmin Interface - > Logging -> Log Collection Rules and a new log collection rule with the following parameters:

  • Collect messages from -remote host- *

  • Collect logs from service – All services – in file: type a suggestive file name

  1. Save your Configuration

Configure Axigen Mail Server Services to log on remote host

We will configure Processing Service to log on remote host configured in first part.

  1. Navigate in Webadmin Interface -> Queue -> Processing

  2. In Service Configuration -> Logging context choose the following settings:

  • Log – use remote log

  • IP – w.x.y.z : 2000 (default port)
  1. Save your Configuration

  1. Login on the Webmail Interface (actual Axigen Mail Server) and send a test email

  1. Verify on the Axigen Log Server (in our case is the one with IP 192.168.4.3) that file remote_everything.txt  collect the logs for Processing Service from Axigen Mail Server by navigating in Webadmin Interface -> Logging -> View Log Files -> click on the View button near to remote_everything.txt



Applies to
Releases: Axigen 7.6.xAxigen 8..xAxigen 8.1.xAxigen 8.2.x
OS: LinuxWindowsFreeBSD