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RS0006 - Syslog

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The video walks you through Syslog configurations on a Cisco router with most commands being applicable to a Catalyst switch. Testing is performed by sending log messages to an external Syslog server. Syslog packets captured on Wireshark are also reviewed. It is recommended to your Syslog messages sent and retained on an external server, whether it is for forensic or regulatory compliance.

Topic includes

  • Logging to Console/Buffer/Server
  • Syslog Packet Analysis

Quick Facts:

  • Syslog uses UDP 514

About Author

Metha Cheiwanichakorn, CCIE#23585 (RS, Sec, SP), is a Cisco networking enthusiast with years of experience in the industry. He is currently working as a consulting engineer for a Cisco partner. As a founder of and an instructor at, Metha enjoys learning and challenges himself with new Cisco technologies.


What is the use of the logging original-id string ?

It allows router information to be added to syslog message.

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