FWSM multiple context: Syslog + Backup

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May 11th, 2009
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Hi all,

I have FWSM in 6500. The FWSM has 10 contexts configured.

Can I perform syslog and and backups to a server on a network connected to the Admin context... or do I have to have visibility to my syslog/backup server from all contexts?

The way it is being done now is that the syslog/backup server has visibility to all contexts on the same FWSM. I don't think this is the best way to do it. Based on the documentation, I think this is possible:

1) Can configure the syslog on the admin context, it can then send syslog messages from all contexts to a single server (on a network accessible from the admin context). can adjust the system id as necessary to differentiate between messages from each context.

2) For backups, I can log into the admin, change to each context and save the running to startup and then just save the config from the Admin context.

I don't manage the firewalls, so I can't test this myself. Appreciate any input.


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