Step 1: App installation
1.Install the Dell Networking App on your search head
2.Syslog input: Enable an UDP input with a custom port number on your Splunk indexer. Set the sourcetype to dell-networking
Step 2: Configure your Dell switches
1.Add the hostname or IP address of the Splunk server to the list of syslog destination targets. For instance:
Dell(conf)# logging 10.20.30.40 udp 1234
2.Configure the timestamps of the syslogs to include the switch local time
Dell(conf)# service timestamps log datetime show-timezone localtime
Dell Networking App is compatible with Dell switches running OS9 and Splunk 6.3 or later
You can use the dellsyslog utility to generate custom events from the CLI or from scripts running on switches
These events will be displayed in the Custom Events dashboard.
For example, this command will generate a critical syslog:
$ dellsyslog -s critical "My monitor error"
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