Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.2
Administering DCNM Server Log Settings
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Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Table Of Contents

Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Information About Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Logging Levels

Log File and Location

Virtualization Support

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Prerequisites for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Configuring DCNM Server Log Settings

Configuring the Default Logging Level

Configuring a Unique Logging Level for a Feature or Server Component

Configuring a Feature or Server Component to Use the Default Logging Level

Viewing DCNM Server Log Settings

Field Descriptions for DCNM Server Log Settings

DCNM Server Log Settings Content Pane

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

Feature History for DCNM Server Log Settings


Administering DCNM Server Log Settings


This chapter describes how to administer the DCNM Server Log Settings feature in Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM).

This chapter includes the following section:

Information About Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Prerequisites for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Configuring DCNM Server Log Settings

Viewing DCNM Server Log Settings

Field Descriptions for DCNM Server Log Settings

Additional References

Feature History for DCNM Server Log Settings

Information About Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

The Cisco DCNM server maintains a log file of its operations. The log file contains information from Cisco DCNM features and server components.


Note The DCNM Server Log Settings feature does not affect logging levels of Cisco NX-OS devices. Cisco DCNM does not support the configuration of device logging levels.


This section includes the following topics:

Logging Levels

Log File and Location

Virtualization Support

Logging Levels

The Cisco DCNM server supports a hierarchy of logging levels, ordered by severity of log messages. Each level includes messages for that level in addition to all log messages from levels of higher severity. The logging levels, in order from highest to lowest severity, are as follows:

Fatal Errors

Errors

Warnings

Information

Debugging

Verbose

Log File and Location

The Cisco DCNM server writes server log messages to the sys.pipe file at the following location:

INSTALL_DIR\log

By default, when you install the Cisco DCNM server on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, INSTALL_DIR is C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Cisco DCNM.

Virtualization Support

Cisco DCNM server logs do not contain log messages from Cisco NX-OS devices; therefore, this feature has no effect on virtualization support.

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

The following table shows the licensing requirements for this feature:

Product
License Requirement

Cisco DCNM

DCNM Server Log Settings requires no license. Any feature not included in a license package is bundled with the Cisco DCNM and is provided at no charge to you. For information about obtaining and installing a Cisco DCNM LAN Enterprise license, see the "Installing Licenses" section on page 2-11.


Prerequisites for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Administering Cisco DCNM server log settings has the following prerequisites:

You should be familiar with a Cisco DCNM feature before you configure server log settings for it.

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM Server Log Settings

Administering Cisco DCNM server log settings has the following configuration guidelines and limitations:

Setting a logging level to a lower severity results in more messages in the log file.

We recommend using the default logging settings unless you are troubleshooting an issue.

When you are troubleshooting an issue, consider lowering the logging level severity of the affected feature or server component.

After you resolve an issue, consider restoring the logging level of the affected feature or server component to a higher severity.

Configuring DCNM Server Log Settings

Figure 17-1 shows the DCNM Server Log Settings content pane.

Figure 17-1 DCNM Server Log Settings Content Pane

This section includes the following topics:

Configuring the Default Logging Level

Configuring a Unique Logging Level for a Feature or Server Component

Configuring a Feature or Server Component to Use the Default Logging Level

Configuring the Default Logging Level

You can configure the default logging level for all Cisco DCNM features and server components.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Determine what the default logging level should be. For more information, see the "Logging Levels" section.

DETAILED STEPS

To configure the default logging level for all Cisco DCNM features and server components, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Server Log Settings.

The log settings appear in the Contents pane.

Step 2 From the Default Logging Level drop-down list, choose the logging level.

Step 3 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the Cisco DCNM server.


Configuring a Unique Logging Level for a Feature or Server Component

You can configure a logging level of a feature or server component that is independent of the default logging level.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Determine what the logging level of the feature or service should be. For more information, see the "Logging Levels" section.

DETAILED STEPS

To configure a unique logging level for a feature or server component, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Server Log Settings.

The log settings appear in the Contents pane.

Step 2 Find the feature or server component that you want to configure with a unique logging level.

Step 3 Uncheck Default to the right of the feature or server component.

The logging level drop-down list for the feature or server component becomes available.

Step 4 From the logging level drop-down list, choose the logging level. For more information, see the "Logging Levels" section.

Step 5 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the Cisco DCNM server.


Configuring a Feature or Server Component to Use the Default Logging Level

You can configure a feature or server component to use the default logging level.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ensure that the default logging level is appropriate for the feature or service. For more information, see the "Logging Levels" section.

DETAILED STEPS

To configure a feature or server component to use the default logging level, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Server Log Settings.

The log settings appear in the Contents pane.

Step 2 Find the feature or server component that you want to use the default logging level.

Step 3 Check Default to the right of the feature or service.

The logging level drop-down list for the feature or server component becomes unavailable.

Step 4 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the Cisco DCNM server.


Viewing DCNM Server Log Settings

To view Cisco DCNM server user accounts, from the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Server Log Settings.

The default logging level, feature logging settings, and server component logging settings appear in the Contents pane. For information about the fields that appear, see the "Field Descriptions for DCNM Server Log Settings" section.

Field Descriptions for DCNM Server Log Settings

This section includes the following field descriptions for Cisco DCNM server log settings:

DCNM Server Log Settings Content Pane

DCNM Server Log Settings Content Pane

Table 17-1 DCNM Server Log Settings Content Pane 

Field
Description

Default Logging Level

Logging level for the features or server components whose Default check box is checked. The default value for this list is Informational. For more information about logging levels, see the "Logging Levels" section.

DCNM Features

Default

Whether logging for the corresponding feature uses the default logging level or the logging level specified for the feature. When a Default check box is checked, the logging level list for the corresponding feature is unavailable. By default, these check boxes are unchecked.

AAA

Logging level for the AAA feature.

ACL

Logging level for the access control list feature.

Dot1X

Logging level for the 802.1X feature.

GLBP

Logging level for the Gateway Load-Balancing Protocol feature.

Interfaces

Logging level for the Interfaces feature.

Key Chain

Logging level for the keychain management feature.

Layer 2 Security

Logging level for the layer 2 security feature, which are as follows:

Dynamic ARP inspection

Port security

DHCP snooping

IP Source Guard

Traffic storm control

Object Tracking

Logging level for the object tracking feature.

Port Channel

Logging level for the port security feature.

SPAN

Logging level for the SPAN feature.

Spanning Tree

Logging level for the STP feature.

Tunnel

Logging level for tunnel interface management feature.

Virtual Devices

Logging level for the virtual device context feature.

VLAN

Logging level for the VLAN feature.

FabricExtender

Logging level for the FabricExtender feature.

VPC

Logging level for the vPC feature.

HSRP

Logging level for the HSRP feature.

DCNM Server Components

Default

Whether logging for the corresponding server component uses the default logging level or the logging level specified for the component. When a Default check box is checked, the logging level list for the corresponding component is unavailable. By default, these check boxes are unchecked.

Event

Logging level for the event component, which includes messages about how Cisco DCNM processes the system and accounting logs it retrieves from devices and also events generated by Cisco DCNM.

Statistics Collection

Logging level for the statistical data collection component.

Config Archive

Logging level for the configuration archive component, used by the Configuration Change Management feature.

Device Connections

Logging level for the component that connects the Cisco DCNM server to devices.

Device Discovery

Logging level for the component that performs device discovery.


Additional References

For additional information related to administering Cisco DCNM server log settings, see the following sections:

Related Documents

Standards

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Troubleshooting Cisco DCNM

Chapter 19, "Troubleshooting Cisco DCNM"


Standards

Standards
Title

No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.


Feature History for DCNM Server Log Settings

Table 17-2 lists the release history for this feature.

Table 17-2 Feature History for DCNM Server Log Settings 

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

DCNM Server Log Settings

4.2(1)

No change from Release 4.1.

DCNM Server Log Settings

4.1(2)

No change from Release 4.0.