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Cisco Networks: Engineers’ Handbook of Routing, Switching, and Security with IOS, NX-OS, and ASA by Noel Rivera, Richard Bedwell, William Wilson, Chris Carthern

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CHAPTER 18

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Effective Network Management

Chapter 10 introduced the management plane. That chapter focused on the management plane and supporting commands on the router itself. This chapter looks more at enterprise network management. This includes aggregation of log and SNMP data into central tools that are used to monitor and manage the infrastructure.

Logs

When an IT professional asks for help troubleshooting a problem, the most common response is, “Did you check the logs?” In a large number of cases, information in the log points a network engineer directly to the problem. This also depends on what is logged. Let’s look at an example where ...

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