11 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2017 9:57 AM by curtisi

    Cisco Catalyst switch

    dschroed

      I'm trying to setup logging for cisco catalyst switches.  I have the switches setup, some of the switches, the log and event manager will find and receive logs and others they won't.  On the ones that aren't working I set them to send the logs to a different syslog server and that one receives the logs just fine, when I change it back to send them to the log and event manager, they don't show up.

        • Re: Cisco Catalyst switch
          curtisi

          Can you run:

           

          sho run | inc logg

           

          On one of the switches that works and one that doesn't and compare them?

          • Re: Cisco Catalyst switch
            torquenut

            Are you perhaps running into a license limitation?  LEM is licensed by node count, much like many of the other SolarWinds products.  I believe it will just reject additional nodes once you reach the limit.

             

            Another thought; are the switches (or your LEM, or other syslog server) that do not work on another subnet or behind an ACL/firewall that might prevent that communication?

              • Re: Cisco Catalyst switch
                dschroed

                I'm thinking it it because we were out of universal licenses, how can you change the license type to workstations?  All the servers running a Microsoft server OS using a universal license, can that be change to a workstation?

                  • Re: Cisco Catalyst switch
                    torquenut

                    I'm not certain doing so would be ethical, if possible.  If I am understanding the question, that would be circumventing the enterprise licensing for a cheaper model and taking advantage of the product's licensing levels.

                     

                    I doubt it's your intention to do that (to take advantage), so I think the best advice that I can give would be to contact your SolarWinds sales representative and have a conversation about consolidating the licensing levels you have to better fit your environment.  Who knows; you might even save a some money by reaching out to the right folks!

                     

                    If I've misunderstood, please let me know.  I don't want to take this thread down the wrong path.

                      • Re: Cisco Catalyst switch
                        dschroed

                        I was just wondering if a windows server had to be used as a universal license since those are for non workstations , so I viewed a universal license anything that doesn't run a windows OS, like switches, routers and those type of devices.

                          • Re: Cisco Catalyst switch
                            torquenut

                            Right on--I hope you don't think I was making an assumption.  I just wanted to be on the same page.

                             

                            I'm not certain on every variable LEM uses to determine the license needed, but I would make a guess that the host OS plays a large role in that.  In short, I'm afraid there likely is not a way to license a non-workstation as such.  Sorry.