Configuring Brocade switches to log to syslog

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 “” Committing configuration…done.

switch1:admin> syslogdIpAdd “” Committing configuration…done.

Once one or more syslog servers are configured, the syslogdIpShow command can be used to verify that the servers were added:

switch1:admin> syslogdIpShow

syslog.IP.address.1: syslog.IP.address.2:

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

This article was posted by Matty on 2007-07-15 11:25:00 -0400 EDT