Getting Data In
Highlighted

Splunk for Network Device Monitoring

Communicator

Hi
Can Splunk forwarders be installed on network switches to capture data? I have a CISCO network switch from which I need to extract data for monitoring purposes.

I was wondering if I can use Splunk forwarder instead of any network probes

Also is there an app for network devices monitoring espeically for CISCO devices?

Awaiting your response

Thanks,

Tags (3)
Highlighted

Re: Splunk for Network Device Monitoring

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Nope. Have your switch send syslog data to a syslog server. Then use a splunk forwarder on the syslog server to ingest data into splunk.

View solution in original post

Highlighted

Re: Splunk for Network Device Monitoring

Communicator

Hi
Thanks for your response, can you let me know the expected reference hardware and s/w configurations required for the syslog server?So the setup needs to be:
Network devices << Network Probes << Syslog Server << Splunk forwarder << Splunk Indexer Pls confirm Is there any readymade app for reading and dashboarding reports for cisco devices data? Thanks,

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Splunk for Network Device Monitoring

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

syslog-ng is rock solid. Your load will determine your configuration.
Network device -> syslog-ng -> Splunk Forwarder -> Splunk Indexer
Cisco Security Suite http://apps.splunk.com/app/525/

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Splunk for Network Device Monitoring

Motivator
Highlighted

Re: Splunk for Network Device Monitoring

Motivator

This two-part blog post covers techniques for getting data from Cisco switches via SNMP into Splunk:

http://blogs.splunk.com/2013/11/06/adventures-with-snmp-and-cisco-nexus-pt1/

http://blogs.splunk.com/2013/11/06/adventures-with-snmp-and-cisco-nexus-pt2/

0 Karma