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Extreme 800-Series Switch

The Extreme 800-Series Switch DSM for JSA accepts events by using syslog.

JSA records all relevant audit, authentication, system, and switch events. Before you configure your Extreme 800-Series Switch in JSA, you must configure your switch to forward syslog events.

Configuring Your Extreme 800-Series Switch

Configuring the Extreme 800-Series Switch to forward syslog events.

To manually configure the Extreme 800-Series Switch:

  1. Log in to your Extreme 800-Series Switch command-line interface.

    You must be a system administrator or operator-level user to complete these configuration steps.

  2. Type the following command to enable syslog:

    enable syslog

  3. Type the following command to create a syslog address for forwarding events to JSA:

    create syslog host 1 <IP address> severity informational facility local7 udp_port 514 state enable

    Where: <IP address> is the IP address of your JSA Console or Event Collector.

  4. Type the following command to forward syslog events by using an IP interface address:

    create syslog source_ipif <name> <IP address>


    • <name> is the name of your IP interface.

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

    The configuration is complete. The log source is added to JSA as Extreme 800-Series Switch events are automatically discovered. Events that are forwarded to JSA by Extreme 800-Series Switches are displayed on the Log Activity tab of JSA.

Syslog Log Source Parameters for Extreme 800-Series Switches

If JSA does not automatically detect the log source, add a Extreme 800-Series Switches 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 Extreme 800-Series Switches:

Table 1: Syslog Log Source Parameters for the Extreme 800-Series Switches DSM



Log Source type

Extreme 800-Series Switches

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 Extreme 800-Series Switches devices.