I manage a number of Brocade switches, and periodically they encounter hardware problems (bad SPFs, faulty cables, etc.). To ensure that I am notified when these problems occur, I like to configure the switches to log errors to a centralized syslog server. Configuring a Brocade switch to use syslog is as simple as running the syslogdIpAdd command with the IP address of the syslog server:
switch1:admin> syslogdIpAdd “192.168.23.138” Committing configuration…done.
switch1:admin> syslogdIpAdd “192.168.23.139” Committing configuration…done.
Once one or more syslog servers are configured, the syslogdIpShow command can be used to verify that the servers were added:
syslog.IP.address.1: 192.168.23.138 syslog.IP.address.2: 192.168.23.139
If everything went smoothly, you should see entries similar to the following on the syslog server:
Jul 15 11:16:14 switch1 0 0x102d7800 (tShell): Jul 15 10:29:57 Jul 15 11:16:14 switch1 INFO SYS-LOGCLRD, 4, Error log cleared Jul 15 11:16:14 switch1