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Configure Brocade Ironport series routers/switches

Updated April 20, 2017


This article describes how to configure Brocade Ironport Series switches/routers in Log & Event Manager (LEM).


  • Brocade routers/switches
  • All LEM versions


The following sections will guide you through configuring Brocade Ironport series routers/switches.

Configure syslog on Brocade switch/router

  1. Configure Brocade switch/router to send syslogs to LEM IP on UDP port 514 to a facility called local1. For more information, refer to the vendor documentation pages:

Determine if LEM is receiving data from the device

  1. Connect to LEM using a virtual console or SSH client.
  2. Access the CMC prompt:
    • Virtual Console: Arrow down to Advanced Configuration, and then press Enter.
    • SSH Client: Log in using your CMC credentials.
  3. At the cmc> prompt, enter appliance.
  4. At the cmc::acm# prompt, enter checklogs.
  5. Enter an item number to select a log file to view.
  6. Check each log file that is not empty for evidence that the device is logging to the appliance, such as the device's product name, device name, or IP address.

Configure the Brocade router/switch connector in LEM

  1. Log in to the LEM Web Console.
  2. Click Manage > Appliance > Click the gear icon beside Manager name on the left.
  3. Click Connectors.
  4. Search for "Brocade" in the filter box on the top left.

  5. On the right hand side click the gear icon beside the Brocade Connector you are trying to configure > click New > under Log file location make sure the /var/log/local1 (shown below as an example) is selected.
  6. Click Save.

    Note: local1 is based on what you configured in the first section above in your Brocade Switch/Router.

  7. Click the gear icon besides the newly configured connector and click start.

Configure a Filter to verify the data is coming in to LEM Monitor tab

  1. In the LEM Web Console, click the Monitor tab.
  2. Click Add filter (big blue + sign on the left).

  3. Select a name for the filter, such as Brocade switch and router.
  4. Click Event groups > click Any alert > drag and drop the Tool Alias Field underneath the Conditions box to the right as shown below.

  5. Click Save at the bottom right.

You should start seeing events coming into the "Brocade Switch Router" Filter. If you don't see them, generate some events on a Brocade router/switch and go to section 2 above to verify and check back the filter.

If you still do not see any events in the Monitor tab, it is likely there is unmatched data. Refer to this KB for troubleshooting: New Too" or Unmatched Data.

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