Configuring the IMS Syslog Listener

Written By Aaron Low (Administrator)

Updated at April 3rd, 2023

Filtering incoming syslogs

The IMS Syslog receiver instance can be configured with a text blacklist and whitelist in order to reduce noise in the logs that are consumed and stored in the IMS database.

An example of a complete config:

    "config": {
        "log_text_blacklist": [
        "log_text_whitelist": [
        "offset": 8
    "description": null,
    "enabled_data_types": {
        "ip_device": {}
    "name": "Syslog receiver instance",
    "site_ids": [],
    "type_id": 52

The sections of importance are: config.log_text_blacklist and config.log_text_whitelist

Each row in these lists uses regex. There are many tutorials and tester programs on the internet:

Example tutorial:

Example tester:

In the case of a dual match, the whitelist will trump the blacklist.