Configuring an IPv6 syslog server

Syslog for IPv6 is a client-server logging tool that allows a client switch to send event notification messages to n IPv6 networked device operating with Syslog server software. Messages sent to a Syslog server can be stored to a file for later debugging analysis.

To use the Syslog for IPv6 feature, you must install and configure a Syslog server application on an IPv6 networked host accessible to the switch. See the documentation for the Syslog server application for instructions.

To configure an IPv6 Syslog server, use the logging [syslog–ipv6–addr] command as described below.

When you configure a Syslog server, Event Log messages are automatically enabled to be sent to the server. To reconfigure this setting, use the following commands:

  • Use the debug command to specify additional debug message types.

  • Use the logging command to configure the system module or severity level used to filter the Event Log messages sent to configured Syslog servers. For more information, see Configuring debug and Event Log messaging.