Types of log targets

Target types enable extra capabilities that include rotating files and sending files to remote servers.

The following types of log targets are available.
Cache
Writes log entries to memory.
Console
Writes log entries to the screen with Telnet, SSH, or CLI access through a serial connection.
File
Writes log entries to a file on the appliance. This file can be archived by using the rotate or upload method. The file can be sent as an email. Depending on the model, the file can be the local file system or the hard disk array.
NFS
Writes log entries to a file on a remote NFS server with an NFS static mount configuration. The files are archived with the rotate method. The processing rate can be limited. For information about the required configuration for connecting to a remote NFS server, see the administration topics about NFS client settings and NFS static mounts in IBM Knowledge Center.
Note: Event messages are not logged for network file access to NFS log targets. To troubleshoot network file events, use a log target type other than NFS.
SMTP
Forwards log entries as an email to configured addresses. The processing rate can be limited. To create an SMTP log target, you can use the email pager wizard. For details about this wizard, see Creating an email pager.
SNMP
Forwards log entries as SNMP traps to all configured recipients. The processing rate can be limited.
SOAP
Forwards log entries as SOAP messages. The URL can be set. The processing rate can be limited.
syslog
Forwards log entries by using UDP to a remote syslog daemon. The local address, remote address, remote port, and syslog facility can be set. The processing rate can be limited.
syslog-ng (Deprecated)
Deprecated. Use syslog-tcp.
syslog-tcp
Forwards log entries by using TCP to a remote syslog daemon. The local address, remote address, remote port, and syslog facility can be set. A secured connection to the syslog host can be created. The processing rate can be limited.