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Fortigate using syslog and Fortianalyser at the same time

Hello , can a fortigate use a fortianalyser and at the same time be configured to send syslogs to another host (a SIEM solution)



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Yes you can run  a syslog and   faz at that same time. If you need to  send to more than 1+ syslogs, use the  cli

 to configure the syslog-targets




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thanks for the info.

New Contributor

Interested in this as well as I am doing the same thing. 


I can see that you can configure multiple syslog in the CLI but would like to know if the Syslog config overrides the Fortianalyzer config as it does in the GUI.


If I enable FAZ and Syslog via web GUI then Syslog overides and does not send logs to FAZ, or so I have been informed.


Does the config need to be done specifically in the CLI ?



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When configuring multiple Syslog servers (or one Syslog server), you can configure reliable delivery of log messages from the Syslog server. Configuring of reliable delivery is available only in the CLI.


If VDOMs are enabled, each VDOM will use the default FortiAnalyzer/Syslog server, but an individual override can be enabled in the CLI, allowing you to specify a different FortiAnalyzer/Syslog server for that VDOM


Most FortiGate features are, by default, enabled for logging. You can disable individual FortiGate features you do not want the Syslog server to record, as in this example:

config log syslogd filter set traffic {enable | disable} set web {enable | disable} set url-filter {enable | disable} end


To enable/disable override settings per-VDOM

config log syslogd override-filter set override {enable | disable}



Same for FortiAnalyzer but instead of syslogd use fortianalyzer.

  Yes, you have to make those changes via CLI.   Regards  

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