Kindly advise the following:
The purpose is to proactively monitor the router/switch. Syslog/SNMP has been configured.
1) syslog/snmp is useful when the router/switch is up and router/switch detected problems which will send error messages to the syslog/snmp server immediately?
2) If the router/switch is down, meaning syslog and snmp traps will not be sent to the syslog/snmp server? The only way is to use ping to reach the router/switch to ensure that it is still working fine?
3) Any other recommendations for monitoring?