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Send Syslog Message

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Send Syslog Message activity creates a message on the Syslog server that you specify. You can use this activity to create audit logs on the Syslog server that document any problems that occur while trying to correct issues using an automated runbook.

Configuring the Send Syslog Message Activity

Use the following information to configure the Send Syslog Message activity.

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions


Type the name of the computer that contains the Syslog server that you are writing the message to. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the computer.


Type the message of the event log entry.


Select the priority from the drop-down menu that is appropriate for this message.


Select the facility from the drop-down menu that is appropriate for this message.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.


Item Description


The computer where the Syslog server is located.


The priority of the message.


The facility that the message belongs to.


The text of the message.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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