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Configure a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch to send syslog messages to Kiwi Syslog Server

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To receive messages from a syslog-capable device, configure the device to send syslog messages to the designated port on the computer where Kiwi Syslog Server is installed. Kiwi Syslog Server automatically listens for UPD messages on port 514.

You can also enable Kiwi Syslog Server to listen for TCP messages, secure TCP messages, and SNMP traps.

The following example shows how to configure a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch. To configure other types of devices, see the device manufacturer's instructions.

Message logging must be enabled on the device. On many devices that generate syslog messages, logging is enabled by default.

  1. To go into privileged EXEC mode, enter:


  2. To go into global configuration mode, enter:

    configure terminal

  3. If logging has been disabled, enter:

    logging enable

  4. To send log messages, enter:

    logging host

    where host is the name or IP address of the computer where Kiwi Syslog Server is installed.

  5. (Optional) To limit the messages sent based on priority level, enter:

    logging trap level

    where level is one of the following:

    • emergencies
    • alerts
    • critical
    • errors
    • warnings
    • notifications
    • informational (the default)
    • debugging

    The device sends messages with the specified priority level and above. For example, entering critical sends messages with priority levels of critical, alerts, and emergencies.

  6. To return to privileged EXEC mode, enter: 


Syslog messages from this device are shown on the Kiwi Syslog Service Manager console and processed according to the rules that you define. If the console does not show messages from this or other devices, troubleshoot Kiwi Syslog Server.

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