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cbruder239
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I have two Cisco SG500 switches and I'd like to get them logging to splunk. What is the best method? I can't find a premade dashboard, nor source connector when adding a port.

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi cbruder239,
you have to put Splunk in waiting on 514 port, UDP protocol and then configure your switch to send logs to your Indexer using syslog.
Put attention on two points:

  • choose the most suitable Cisco SG500 log level for your scope (I don't know your requirements), eventually make some tries with different log levels;
  • using syslog you must always have a Splunk server in waiting, otherwise you loose syslogs, so, if you have the requirement not loosing any log, you have to use two indexers (or two heavy forwarders) and a load balancer to receive logs.

Bye.
Giuseppe

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