Reference Library for LabVIEW Syslog Protocol UDP Messaging Communication Standard for Distributed Systems

  • UDP-based standard protocol to send messages from distributed systems to central collector
  • Syslog protocol includes priority, sender information, and message fields
  • Three simple VIs each for the device and the collector
  • Debugs compiled LabVIEW Real-Time executables
  • Integrates with third-party Syslog collector applications
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The Syslog protocol is a simple UDP communication standard for sending messages from distributed systems and processes to a central collector for logging and later analysis. You can use it for debugging embedded and distributed applications by sending simple messages from the embedded code to a separate system running the Syslog collector, also called the Syslog server or daemon.

One particular application of this component is the debugging of compiled LabVIEW Real-Time executables, which do not have their own user interface. Instead of streaming messages to the serial port of a LabVIEW Real-Time controller, you can send messages over the network to another system running the Syslog collector.

Syslog is an Internet standard documented in detail in RFC 3164 of the IETF (International Engineering Task Force).

The device and collector each have three easy-to-use VIs for complete initialization, communication, and deallocation of resources. The reference library also allows seamless integration with a variety of third-party Syslog collector applications in the market.

System Requirements
Application Software: NI LabVIEW Full Development System 8.5.1 or later

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