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Configuring Syslog and TFTP Servers for Logging Events

This section provides the following information:

Configuring Syslog Server on Instant APs

To specify a syslog server for sending syslog messages to the external servers, complete the following procedure:

1. In the Network Operations app, use the filter to select a group or a device.

2. Under Manage, click Devices > Access Points.

3. Click the configuration icon to display the AP configuration dashboard.

4. Click Show Advanced.

5. Click System. The System details for the selected group or the device are displayed.

6. Click Logging.

7. Under Servers, enter the IP address of the server to which you want to send system logs in the Syslog Server box.

8. Select the required values to configure under Syslog Facility Levels.

Syslog facility is an information field associated with a syslog message. It is an application or operating system component that generates a log message. The Instant AP supports the following syslog facilities:

Syslog Level—Detailed log about syslog levels.

AP-Debug—Detailed log about the AP device.

Network— Log about change of network, for example, when a new Instant AP is added to a network.

Security—Log about network security, for example, when a client connects using wrong password.

System—Log about configuration and system status.

User—Important logs about client.

User-Debug— Detailed log about client.

Wireless— Log about radio.

Table 1 describes the logging levels in order of severity, from the most severe to the least.

Table 1: Logging levels

Logging level

Description

Emergency

Panic conditions that occur when the system becomes unusable.

Alert

Any condition requiring immediate attention and correction.

Critical

Any critical condition such as a hard drive error.

Error

Error conditions.

Warning

Warning messages.

Notice

Significant events of a non-critical nature. The default value for all syslog facilities.

Information

Messages of general interest to system users.

Debug

Messages containing information useful for debugging.

9. Click Save Settings.

Configuring TFTP Dump Server Instant APs

To configure a TFTPTrivial File Transfer Protocol. The TFTP is a software utility for transferring files from or to a remote host. server for storing core dump files, complete the following steps:

1. In the Network Operations app, use the filter bar to select a group or a device.

2. If you select a group, perform the following steps:

a. Under Manage, click Devices > Access Points.

b. Click the configuration icon to display the AP configuration page.

3. If you select the device, click Device under Manage.

4. Click Show Advanced.

5. Click System.

The System page for the selected group or device is displayed.

6. Click Logging.

7. Under Servers, enter the IP address of the TFTPTrivial File Transfer Protocol. The TFTP is a software utility for transferring files from or to a remote host. server in the TFTP Dump Server box.

8. Click Save Settings.

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