Keeping an eye on system messages and to collect logging data at a central site just got a whole lot easier
There are many different monitoring tools available and common in the market. Configuration and technical analysis functions of those are in responsibility of those software vendors.
Examples of some easy tools to start working with can be e.g.:
and many more.
Especially for incidents that happen unpredictable and do not necessarily trigger an alert message can be analyzed with syslog even throughout reboots of equipment (switch reboot / IP camer reboot etc.) as the syslog reconnects to the destination server.
As well in cases were many systems / devices are involved this can be very helpful as the different loginformation can be compared by having the same time bases (Syslog server time when messages arrive).
By using the BOSCH Configuration Manager (stand-alone configuration software) or Bosch Configuration Client software (part of BVMS) can help to quickly setup the syslog function for many cameras in just a few mouseclicks. 💡
Via the device webpage or above mentioned configuration tools it is easy to configure loggings that are also sent out via syslog. There are different levels of logging information that can be sent out:
In addition there is a chance to download recent history of such data (if enabled before) via the configuration section at the device webpages. Details are described in the product manual.
For continous long-term monitoring the syslog function is best choice.
Please feel free to get contact with your Level 1 support contact and if needed 2nd Levle support agent to get commands for section (3) debug logging syslog printouts if needed.