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Performance and Fault Management by James M. Thompson, Kent J. Phelps, Robert L. Pavone, Christopher E. Elliott, Paul L. Della Maggiora

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Setting Up Logging

Setting up logging is probably one of the least-implemented and least-appreciated best practices, yet it is very important. Logging on Cisco devices is probably one of the most valuable tools for managing a network aside from SNMP (perhaps). Logging is synonymous with syslog messaging. Log messages on Cisco devices originate from the processor when some event happens on the device, such as an interface going down or a configuration changing. The only external requirement for logging and tracking these messages is a syslog server running somewhere in the network so the router can send the messages to it.

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Some Network managers may prefer to use the syslog delivery mechanism to send SNMP traps as well instead of a separate ...

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