debugging / syslog best practice

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May 11th, 2009


I was wondering if anyone had some advice best practice for any debugging to leave running on swtiches for syslog reporting?

What I mean is that I get all the usual syslog information but i wondered if anyone has any other debugs they run constantly for extra info say?

Is there a best practice for this kind of thing?

Currently I check for the standard; link-status global and archive log config for example.

Any standard debugs to add to this?

I have this problem too.
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fsebera Wed, 05/20/2009 - 07:23

Hey Mike,

SNMP offers MANY parameters for discovering faults on Cisco devices.

You may want to research the Cisco web site for a SNMP guide for your hardware/software.

Debug is not normally run full-time in a production environment due to the high overhead.

Checking log files is a good way to be proactive although this will become VERY time consuming as the environment grows.

If SNMP is not providing you all the information you desire, perhaps you may want to take a look at Cisco's Netflow for additional features.

One word of caution - SNMP and Netflow can be VERY time consuming. Most larger shops hire a full-time person (2) dedicated to each of these technologies.




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