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SNMP VS. Syslog

Hi There,

I have Cisco MARS SIM tool in my environment and I'm currently using syslog messages to report activities for the different devices; I'd like to see what advantages I'd get if I enabled SNMP over what is currently collected through syslog messaging?

Thanks,

Haitham

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Re: SNMP VS. Syslog

Hi Haitham,

SNMP provides limited/specific type of logs via traps, e.g system restart,BGP. tty and so on.

For example, in router, you can see snmp options via "snmp-server enable traps ?".

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_tech_note09186a008021de3e.shtml

Syslog will generate and send logs based on syslog level you enabled to be sent to MARS. Recommended level is informational so that you can collect all information/events in a particular device. But you can always specify this level based on device criticality.

Both of SNMP and Syslog complement each other in order to provide sufficient and accurate information to be processed by MARS. NetFlow is also a great source of information.

Rgds,

AK

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Re: SNMP VS. Syslog

Hi Haitham,

SNMP provides limited/specific type of logs via traps, e.g system restart,BGP. tty and so on.

For example, in router, you can see snmp options via "snmp-server enable traps ?".

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_tech_note09186a008021de3e.shtml

Syslog will generate and send logs based on syslog level you enabled to be sent to MARS. Recommended level is informational so that you can collect all information/events in a particular device. But you can always specify this level based on device criticality.

Both of SNMP and Syslog complement each other in order to provide sufficient and accurate information to be processed by MARS. NetFlow is also a great source of information.

Rgds,

AK

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