Managing Logs

The switch may generate messages in response to events, faults, or errors occurring on the platform as well as changes in configuration or other occurrences. These messages are stored both locally on the platform and forwarded to one or more centralized points of collection for monitoring purposes as well as long term archival storage. Local and remote configuration of the logging capability includes filtering of messages logged or forwarded based on severity and generating component.

The in-memory log stores messages in memory based upon the settings for message component and severity. On stackable systems, this log exists only on the management unit. Other platforms in the stack forward their messages to the management unit log. Access to in-memory logs on other than the management unit is not supported.