alexeynl Honored Contributor.
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Preferable platform for syslog connector

I know that Smart and Flex Connector are supported for both Linux and Windows OS. But if i need to deploy syslog connector (Raw, SyslogNG, or device specific) and i have a choice what is platform is preferable?

Syslog is Linux native standard and intuitively this platform is more compatible. Is this so?

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PeSeKa Honored Contributor.
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Re: Preferable platform for syslog connector


The connectors are installable both on linux and windows platforms and in my opinion there is not a preferred one over the other. According to me it depends more on the user who will manage the connector and if he will be more familiar with windows or linux os.


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Re: Preferable platform for syslog connector

As the guy above me said, it always depends on who is going to manage the software, but if we forget about that a bit, and just talk about the technical aspects then Linux is the preferred platform.

Reason for this is that there is more connectors in a common deployment that uses protocol better handled by Linux, like syslog for example. Now that the new connectors for Windows Events also now is deployable on Linux, it kind of removes the last dependencies we have for Windows machines.

There is also the aspect of performance, the network stack running on linux or other nix platforms handles larger network input better, and they do not require reboots on common updates, making the uptime easier to manage.

I have also noticed certain aspects of the ArcMC integrations working better on Linux, though that might just be our environment in general, so if you are using ArcMC or plan to, then i would take that into consideration as well.

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