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How do you view logs on a VDX 6720?

I am kind of new to Brocade switches, coming from a Cisco background.

 

I cannot figure out for the life of me how to view logs on a VDX-6720.  I can do it easily on our ICX switches, but I cannot locate any commands to give me logs so that I can try to figure out what might have been going on with the switch earlier today.

 

Is there actually a command that will show you the logs?  I see raslog and auditlog, but that does not appear to show me stuff for ports and other things so I can try to get to the root of the issue.  Is there really no logging of that sort?

 

TIA

Jim

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Registered: ‎06-30-2010

Re: How do you view logs on a VDX 6720?

Hi Jim,

 

The command show logging raslog should show all the logs for interaces etc.  It should show messages like the following

 

2017/04/05-15:33:26, [NSM-1001], 4260, SW/0 | Active | DCE, INFO, VDX6740-214914, Interface TenGigabitEthernet 3/0/2 is online.

2017/04/05-15:33:26, [NSM-1002], 4261, SW/0 | Active | DCE, INFO, VDX6740-214914, Interface TenGigabitEthernet 3/0/2 is protocol down.

2017/04/05-15:33:26, [NSM-1001], 4262, SW/0 | Active | DCE, INFO, VDX6740-214914, Interface TenGigabitEthernet 3/0/2 is online.

2017/04/05-15:33:26, [NSM-1001], 4263, SW/0 | Active | DCE, INFO, VDX6740-214914, Interface Ve 231 is online.

2017/04/05-15:33:44, [NSM-1023], 4264, SW/0 | Active | DCE, INFO, VDX6740-214914, RBridge ID 1 has joined Port-channel 158. Port-channel is a vLAG with RBridge IDs 3 1.

2017/04/05-15:33:45, [NSM-1023], 4265, SW/0 | Active | DCE, INFO, VDX6740-214914, RBridge ID 1 has joined Port-channel 159. Port-channel is a vLAG with RBridge IDs 3 1.

 

Regards

Mick


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Registered: ‎06-10-2009

Re: How do you view logs on a VDX 6720?

Hello Jim,

 

You might also want to look at some of the additional options available when showing the logs.

 

I think that the show log raslog command will list all logs starting from the oldest.  So it is probably more useful to use the "reverse" option and possibly "count" to limit the number of messages

 

eg

 

show log raslog reverse count 10

 

which would show the last 10 messages, and would be more in line with the type of output you get with ICX

 

Steve

 

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