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Syslog on ACS Appliance

is it possible to configure syslog on ACS appliance running ver 3.3?

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Re: Syslog on ACS Appliance

Hi,

No, ACS 3.3 doesn't support syslogging.

This feature was added in ACS 4.1

Audit and Reporting:

Release notes:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.1/release/notes/RNacs41.html#wp37403

You may go for remote logging (method to store logs on a machine where remote agent is installed) as ACS has limited storage capacity.

HTH

Regards,

Jatin

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~Jatin Katyal
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Cisco Employee

Re: Syslog on ACS Appliance

Hi,

No, ACS 3.3 doesn't support syslogging.

This feature was added in ACS 4.1

Audit and Reporting:

Release notes:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.1/release/notes/RNacs41.html#wp37403

You may go for remote logging (method to store logs on a machine where remote agent is installed) as ACS has limited storage capacity.

HTH

Regards,

Jatin

Plz rate helpful posts-

~Jatin Katyal
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Re: Syslog on ACS Appliance

Please take a look at extraxi csvsync. Its our http(s) client that can download logs from ACS v2 or later (software or appliance).

You simply create an Administrator account on the ACS with access rights to the "reports & activity" page plus each log types you want to download. On a PC somewhere you can schedule csvsync to connect and download all new logs (csvsync keeps a history of what its previously downloaded) over http.

By doing a once (perhaps twice) a day bulk download you reduce the inefficient "drip drip" of syslog traffic that can be a problem over WAN. Also, you're guarunteed to get the log data - remember syslog is a non-acknowledged "fire and forget" protocol... ACS can be firing but the other end might be forgetting!

csvsync also supports filename postfixing - so you dont get name clashes when downloading from multiple ACS servers.

Used on its own csvsync is a great way to bulk archive the valuable ACS log data, however used in conjunction with extraxi aaa-reports! and you have a full log collection and reporting application.

For more on csvsync or aaa-reports! please visit http://www.extraxi.com - free 60 day eval versions available.

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