Saturday, November 15, 2008

How to setup syslog server on Linux to receive log messages from Cisco Devices

1. Setup your Cisco devices to send Cisco log to your syslog server

logging ! where is your Cisco log server
logging trap debug
logging on 

2. Make sure rsyslog daemon is installed on your host.  I'm using rsyslog-2.0.2-3.fc8.

3. Tell the syslog daemon to listen for messages from remote devices

vi /etc/sysconfig/rsyslog

4. Tell the rsyslog daemon to write the messages to cisco.log

vi /etc/rsyslog.conf
local7.debug    /var/log/cisco.log

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great, it really helps!!!