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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Naming convention

Each network could have hundreds of network devices. Each device needs to be manged and will send traps to the NMS systems. It is important to adopt a systematic naming convention for the hostname of each device on the network. There are multiple benefits of having an intuitive naming convention:

  • A network operator will log in to multiple devices during troubleshooting. An intuitive hostname will make it easier to identify each device from the CLI prompt on the console.
  • The network devices will send alerts and syslog messages to the NMS systems, which can quickly overwhelm the storage with thousands of log messages. If you are using structured hostnames, you can easily identify the important devices and parse the logs using ...

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