How do I set up logging on my Cisco Switch ?

To setup logging on your Cisco switch is pretty straight forward, you enable logging, you tell it what to log and then were to send it.

Below is an example,

Switch1#config t
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
Switch1(config)#logging ?
Hostname or A.B.C.D  IP address of the logging host
buffered          Set buffered logging parameters
console            Set console logging level
facility             Facility parameter for syslog messages
file                  Set logging file parameters
monitor            Set terminal line (monitor) logging level
on                   Enable logging to all supported destinations
source-interface Specify interface for source address in logging transactions
trap                 Set syslog server logging level

Switch1(config)#logging trap <level>
Switch1(config)#logging on
Switch1(config)#logging facility <facility number>
Switch1(config)#logging source-interface fastEthernet 0/23
Switch1(config)#logging <syslog ip>

Rick Donato

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