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Cisco Nexus

The Cisco Nexus DSM for JSA supports alerts from Cisco NX-OS devices.

Syslog is used to forward events from Cisco Nexus to JSA. Before you can integrate events with JSA, you must configure your Cisco Nexus device to forward syslog events.

Configuring Cisco Nexus to Forward Events

You can configure syslog on your Cisco Nexus server to forward events:

  1. Type the following command to switch to configuration mode:

    config t

  2. Type the following commands:

    logging server <IP address> <severity>


    • <IP address> is the IP address of your JSA console.

    • <severity> is the severity level of the event messages, that range 0 - 7 in value.

    For example, logging server information level (6) syslog messages to

  3. Type the following command to configure the interface for sending syslog events:

    logging source-interface loopback

  4. Type the following command to save your current configuration as the startup configuration:

    copy running-config startup-config

    The configuration is complete. The log source is added to JSA as Cisco Nexus events are automatically discovered. Events that are forwarded to JSA by Cisco Nexus are displayed on the Log Activity tab of JSA.

Syslog Log Source Parameters for Cisco Nexus

If JSA does not automatically detect the log source, add a Cisco Nexus log source on the JSA Console by using the syslog protocol.

When using the syslog protocol, there are specific parameters that you must use.

The following table describes the parameters that require specific values to collect syslog events from Cisco Nexus devices:

Table 1: Syslog Log Source Parameters for the Cisco Nexus DSM



Log Source type

Cisco Nexus

Protocol Configuration


Log Source Identifier

Type the IP address or host name for the log source.

The identifier helps you determine which events came from your Cisco Nexus device.

Cisco Nexus Sample Event Message

Use these sample event messages to verify a successful integration with JSA.

Cisco Nexus sample message when you use the Syslog protocol

The following sample event message shows a pluggable authentication module (PAM) authentication failed event.

The following sample shows a Radius error message.