Enabling syslog firewall settings on vSphere Clients

To forward syslog events from ESXi v5.x or ESXi v6.x servers, you must edit your security policy to enable outgoing syslog connections for events.


  1. Log in to your ESXi v5.x or ESXi v6.x server from a vSphere client.
  2. From the Inventory list, select your ESXi Server.
  3. Click the Manage tab and select Security Profile.
  4. In the Firewall section, click Properties.
  5. In the Firewall Properties window, select the syslog check box.
  6. Click OK.