OpenVPN Server connector for Microsoft Sentinel

The OpenVPN data connector provides the capability to ingest OpenVPN Server logs into Microsoft Sentinel.

Connector attributes

Connector attribute Description
Log Analytics table(s) Syslog(OpenVPN)
Data collection rules support Workspace transform DCR
Supported by Microsoft Corporation

Query samples

Top 10 Sources


| summarize count() by tostring(SrcIpAddr)

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Vendor installation instructions


This data connector depends on a parser based on a Kusto Function to work as expected OpenVpnEvent which is deployed with the Microsoft Sentinel Solution.

  1. Install and onboard the agent for Linux or Windows

Install the agent on the Server where the OpenVPN are forwarded.

Logs from OpenVPN Server deployed on Linux or Windows servers are collected by Linux or Windows agents.

  1. Configure the logs to be collected

Configure the facilities you want to collect and their severities.

  1. Under workspace advanced settings Configuration, select Data and then Syslog.

  2. Select Apply below configuration to my machines and select the facilities and severities.

  3. Click Save.

  4. Check your OpenVPN logs.

OpenVPN server logs are written into common syslog file (depending on the Linux distribution used: e.g. /var/log/messages)

Next steps

For more information, go to the related solution in the Azure Marketplace.