Log Management One Identity syslog-ng Premium Edition (#LM-SPE) Training

Training description

The training session introduces the most important skills to manage the One Identity syslog-ng Premium Edition (SPE) software package. The training session introduces installation and configuration of syslog-ng through presentations and lab exercises. The session introduces the log harvesting and storage technologies and all the possible transformation methods and troubleshooting steps.

Goal of the training

The goal of the session is to train professionals who can install and configure syslog-ng PE logging subsystem on an existing UNIX and/or Windows infrastructure.

Intended audience

For all end-users and partners or system engineers who would like to install, configure or maintain syslog-ng infrastructure independently. At the end of the session participants can setup, fine-tune and troubleshoot syslog-ng.


The training is a three-day, classroom based, instructor-led session, that includes the presentations and lab exercises. The session starts at 9:00 and finishes at 17:00 that includes the lunch. The session can be customized by the client’s need. After applying we will contact you to work out the details.

Detailed agenda

Module: Introduction and protocol overview

  • History of logging systems
  • The syslog protocol
  • The EVTX API
  • The Windows Event Collector
  • Syslog protocols: RFC3164, RFC5424 and non RFC

Module: Simple Settings

  • Sources and source drivers
  • Destinations and destination drivers
  • The log path
  • The configuration file

Module: Macros and templates

  • Message parts and parsing them
  • Message reformatting with templates

Module: Filtering

  • Filters and filtering
  • Combined filters
  • Flags of the logpath and filters

Module: command-line tools

  • Running syslog-ng as a daemon
  • The command-line tools of syslog-ng
  • Generating messages and testing with the ‘loggen’ command

Module: Networking

  • Forwarding messages via syslog
  • Encrypted communication
  • Fault tolerance with the ALTP protocol

Module: Logstore

  • The logstore file format
  • Encrypted logstore
  • Displaying logstore with the ‘lgstool’

Module: Windows

  • The syslog-ng Agent for Windows
  • A WEC and syslog-ng-wec server settings

Module: Message parsing

  • Processing messages with the parsers
  • Storing the parsed content on name-value pairs.
  • The geo-ip, xml and json parsers
  • Message enrichment

Module: Databases

  • Storing syslog messages in databases / reading out syslog messages from databases

Module: Message content manipulation

  • Rewriting messages
  • Anonymizing and pseudonimizing messages

Module: Classification

  • Message parsing and classification with the pattern-db parsers
  • The pattern-db XML
  • Using the ‘pdbtool’

Module: Advanced settings

  • Disk buffering
  • The flow control
  • Architecture of syslog-ng, and syslog-ng internals
  • Statistics and performance monitoring

Module: Support and Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting syslog-ng
  • Troubleshooting syslog-ng Agent for Window
  • Troubleshooting syslog-ng-wec



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