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API Gateway hostname used in log sink to rsyslog

  • 1.  API Gateway hostname used in log sink to rsyslog

    Posted 11 days ago
    HI CA API community.

    We have API gateway 9.4 running on CentOS.

    We have log sink configured for rsyslog with "Log Hostname" checkbox ticked. Where the gateway sources the hostname seems strange. It's not using the hostname of the server, or cluster.hostname. Instead it seems to be doing a reverse DNS lookup on it's IP to determine the hostname passed to the rsyslog.

    I don't find CA documentation that explains this. Is this documented anywhere or is there configuration that controls this behavior.

    Thanks you
    Faizel


  • 2.  RE: API Gateway hostname used in log sink to rsyslog

    Posted 2 days ago
    Edited by Dustin Dauncey 2 days ago
    Hello,

    It should be enabled by default and provide the Gateway hostname. If this is not what you are seeing, then I would recommend opening a support case so we can review this with you as it may be environmental in nature meaning it could be a conflict with the syslog server endpoint. Screenshots of the configuration and of the hostname that you see would be helpful.

    Ref: https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-api-management/api-gateway/9-4/security-configuration-in-policy-manager/tasks-menu-security-options/manage-log-audit-sinks/log-sink-properties.html

    Dustin.

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    Broadcom
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