Syslog tool?

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Aug 20th, 2009

Hello folks -

Does anyone have a recommendation based on their experience what Syslog tool works best in an all Cisco environment? I need to collect logs from all kinds of devices such as routers, firewalls and switches.

I downloaded a few trial versions of different syslog tools, and they all did an OK job of collecting data. However, due to the sheer amount of logs being collected, the tools were rendered useless because it is humanly impossisble to review thousands of lines of logs being collected.

So my next question is, what would be the best way to analyze the logs being collected in a Syslog tool?

Thanks for your help!

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Farrukh Haroon Thu, 08/27/2009 - 08:16

Have you looked at CiscoMARS? If that suits your budget of course. Otherwise there are some offerings from SawMill, ManageEngine etc. but after having evaluated both, they really lack the claimed functionality. I would never pay for both of them (For Cisco devices).




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