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Portland Perl Mongers: Cisco Log Parsing - Good, Bad and Ugly

Free Geek
1731 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)
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Wed. November 12th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek -- 1731 SE 10th Ave.

Speaker: Gabrielle Roth Topic: 600 Simple Strategies for Sanely Summarizing Cisco Syslogs

Syslog is a handy troubleshooting tool, but only if you actually read what's logged. I wrote a Cisco syslog parser & reporter as part of our network fault-management system. We'll go over:

  • network management basics
  • why we needed this specific tool
  • why I created my own tool from scratch (instead of using an off-the-shelf solution)
  • how I did it & what the results were, and
  • what I'm going to do next.

You don't need to be a Cisco engineer or even know much Perl to get something out of this talk.

As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab.