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Expanding the system events description when forwarding to the syslog server

    • Updated:
    • 2 Jul 2019
    • Product/Version:
    • Deep Security 10.0
    • Deep Security 11.0
    • Deep Security 12.0
    • Deep Security 9.6
    • Platform:
    • N/A N/A
Summary

Deep Security Manager (DSM) has been configured to send events to the syslog server. However, a particular event may show "Description Omitted", instead of the event description.

By default, Deep Security Manager omits the description of system events being sent to a syslog server if the entry is too long. Below is a sample screenshot of a system event from the Deep Security Manager console.

System event full description

On the syslog server, "msg=Description Omitted" is displayed instead of showing the full description.

Omitted description in syslog server

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To display the full system event description:

 
This procedure is also applicable for Deep Security Manager installed on Linux server with default installation directory located in /opt/dsm.
  1. Open the command prompt and change the directory to the Deep Security Manager installation path.
  2. Run the command below to check the current value of the switch settings.configuration.systemEventNotificationsExtendedDescription.
    dsm_c -action viewsetting -name settings.configuration.systemEventNotificationsExtendedDescriptions

    Check the current value of extended description

  3. Change the value of settings.configuration.systemEventNotificationsExtendedDescriptions to "true".
    dsm_c -action changesetting - name settings.configuration.systemEventNotificationsExtendedDescriptions -value true

    Change the settings

  4. Execute the following to confirm that the new value has been applied.
    dsm_c -action viewsetting -name settings.configuration.systemEventNotificationsExtendedDescriptions

    Verify the updated settings value

The syslog entry should now display the full description of the system event.

System event with full description

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Solution Id:
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