Syslog vs Traps - is there overlap?

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May 7th, 2008
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How does one know what messages will be sent via syslog vs as a trap? Is there some master logging document that says messages a,b,c are syslog, messages x,y,z are traps and e,d are sent as both?

Also, I am trying to tune the level of messaging we recieve. What are the best practices for 'must have' severity levels vs severity levels that are nice to have? If I set the devices to send anything above warning, how do I know there is not something important under notice? Has anyone seen a Cisco document that describes in detail what messages belong to each severity level?

If you have a lot of experience with with syslog/traps/monitoring it would be good to hear what has worked for you.


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jorjes1984 Sun, 10/19/2008 - 04:56
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DO you have the same file but for IOS ROUTERS???

different syslog messages classified by priority levels


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