Cisco Syslog Configuration Example

The following is a simple example of setting up syslog messages from your Cisco device to a remote server. Syslog messages are helpful in the troubleshooting process and storing them off of your device helps for a few reasons. First, centralized management of multiple device; Secondly, protecting those messages from being wiped during a device reload. Customize the following configuration and use it where you need to enable syslog.


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View the configuration:

! Change HOSTIP in the next line to the server where you will collect syslog messages.
logging HOSTIP
! The following line currently commented out is another way to specify a server with more details.
! logging host transport udp port 514
! Change level in the line below to the trap level number you want to use.
! Levels: Emergency: 0, Alert: 1, Critical: 2, Error: 3, Warning: 4, Notice: 5, Informational: 6, Debug: 7
logging trap LEVEL
! Set a source interface to where you want your device to send messages from, such as a MGMT Vlan.
logging source-interface VLAN50


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Edit and Use:


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  • show ntp status
  • show ntp associations
  • show clock



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