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Last Update:

09 Jul 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • MaxBelkov


visualsyslog admin syslog log


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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install visualsyslog, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade visualsyslog, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall visualsyslog, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade visualsyslog -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade visualsyslog -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install visualsyslog
    name: visualsyslog
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'visualsyslog' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller visualsyslog
    Name     = "visualsyslog"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'visualsyslog':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Visual Syslog Server for Windows

Visual Syslog Server for Windows is a free open source program to receive and view syslog messages.
Useful when setting up routers and systems based on Unix/Linux.

Visual Syslog Server for Windows has a live messages view: switches to a new received message. Helpful color highlighting.
Useful message filtering. Customizable notification and actions.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$packageName      = 'visualsyslog'
$toolsDir         = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url              = 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/af0900313bfdc1faca335eef0db9d093c114520c/Output/visualsyslog_setup.exe'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url

  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

  softwareName  = 'Visual Syslog*'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$packageName = 'visualsyslog'
$softwareName = 'Visual Syslog*' #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
$installerType = 'EXE' 

$validExitCodes = @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
$local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'

$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                        -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
         | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
![](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/master/screens/ico.png) Visual Syslog Server for Windows
Visual Syslog Server for Windows is a free open source program to receive and view syslog messages.
Useful when setting up routers and systems based on Unix/Linux.

Visual Syslog Server for Windows has a live messages view: switches to a new received message. Helpful color highlighting.
Useful message filtering. Customizable notification and actions.

[Read in Russian](readme_rus.md)

![Visual Syslog Server for Windows](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/blob/master/screens/screen1.png?raw=true)

* Receive messages from various devices via UDP or TCP protocol (compliant to RFC 3164)
* Syslog messages are displayed in real-time
* Stores messages in files on disk
* Log file rotation by size or by date
* Filter displayed syslog messages based on facility, priority, host, source address, tag or message contents
* Customizable color highlighting with nice 3D design
* Generating notifications depending on the content of the received message:
  * Show alarms windows
  * Play sound file
  * Send e-mail notifications via smtp server
  * Customizable notices format
* Performs actions depending on the content of the received message:
  * Run external program with params
  * Saving message to the specified file
* Support for sending mail via SMTP server with authentication SSL / TLS
  (Support Gmail and iCloud mail smtp servers. You can use the push notifications on your mobile device for instant delivery of alarms.)
* Lightweight and very fast
* Run as a Windows application
* Minimize to system tray
* Support Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
* Easy to install: adjustment is not required
* Import historical syslog messages after the start of the program
* View syslog messages from the file
* The ability to receive messages encoded in UTF8
* Free open source software, licensed under the GPL V2

Visual Syslog Server for Windows download installer:  
[Last developper snapshot 1.6.4](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/blob/master/Output/visualsyslog_setup.exe?raw=true)  
[Latest stable release 1.6.4](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/releases/latest)

After installation Visual Syslog Server for Windows works immediately: adjustment is not required.
Waiting for messages on the UDP and TCP port 514 (default setting).
Visual Syslog Server is an Windows application (installing a system service is not required).
Installer adds firewall exception.

Building from sources
To build Windows Syslog Server from sources use CodeGear RAD Studio C++Builder 2007  
Main project file _visualsyslog.cbproj_  
Required components: [Indy.Sockets (VCL) version 10](http://www.indyproject.org/Sockets/index.EN.aspx)

To build the installer, use Inno Setup Compiler 5.5.1(a)  
Installer project file _visualsyslog.iss_

Your questions and suggestions please send to ![](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/blob/master/screens/m.png?raw=true)

Future plans
* Message statistics

If you need these or other functions let me know.  


Color highlighting setup

![Visual Syslog Server for Windows color highlighting](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/blob/master/screens/screen2.png?raw=true)

Message processing setup

![Visual Syslog Server for Windows message processing](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/blob/master/screens/screen3.png?raw=true)

Main setup

![Visual Syslog Server for Windows main setup](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/blob/master/screens/screen6.png?raw=true)

Files rotation setup

![Visual Syslog Server for Windows files rotation setup](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/blob/master/screens/screen5.png?raw=true)

Smtp server setup to send e-mail messages

![Visual Syslog Server for Windows smtp server setup](https://github.com/MaxBelkov/visualsyslog/blob/master/screens/screen4.png?raw=true)

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status

1.6.4 2015-11-23

  • Fixed bug with sending e-mail

This package has no dependencies.

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