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Created by Guest
Created on Oct 11, 2017

HMC File perms on /var/log/messages

File permissions of -rw-r----- on the /var/log/messages file do not allow any users other than hscroot to read the file.

We require all HMC users to authenticate with their own accounts (in the hmcsuperadmin role).

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 18, 2017

    Hi IBM,

    Thank you for the details about remote syslog, which is a good option to have but does not resolve the original request.

    File permissions of -rw-r----- on the /var/log/messages file do not allow any users other than hscroot to read the file.
    My request is to have the permissions on the /var/log/messages file of -rw-r--r-- so any HMC user can directly read the file with tail, cat, more, less etc.

    Thank you.

  • Guest
    Oct 19, 2017


    You can enable rsyslog in HMC using which contents of /var/log/messages can be routed to a centralized server. Please see the blog in the below link for reference