Syslog Utilization: True Statements, Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam

True Statements about Syslog Utilization

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Which three statements about Syslog utilization are true? (Choose three.)



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A. B. C. D. E. F.


A. Utilizing Syslog improves network performance. This statement is not true. Syslog is a protocol used for logging and collecting system messages from network devices. It does not improve network performance directly, but it can help network administrators troubleshoot network issues that may be affecting performance.

B. The Syslog server automatically notifies the network administrator of network problems. This statement is not entirely true. While Syslog can be configured to send alerts or notifications to network administrators, it does not do so automatically. The administrator must configure the Syslog server to send notifications and specify the conditions that trigger them.

C. A Syslog server provides the storage space necessary to store log files without using router disk space. This statement is true. When Syslog is configured, the logs are sent to a centralized Syslog server that can store logs from multiple devices. This centralization allows for better log management and reduces the strain on individual devices' disk space.

D. There are more Syslog messages available within Cisco IOS than there are comparable SNMP trap messages. This statement is true. Syslog messages are more detailed than SNMP trap messages and provide more information about system events. This makes it easier to diagnose problems and identify potential security threats.

E. Enabling Syslog on a router automatically enables NTP for accurate time stamping. This statement is not true. Enabling Syslog does not automatically enable NTP (Network Time Protocol) for time stamping. However, accurate time stamping is crucial for effective log analysis, so it is recommended to configure both Syslog and NTP on network devices.

F. A Syslog server helps in aggregation of logs and alerts. This statement is true. By centralizing logs from multiple devices, a Syslog server can help network administrators aggregate and analyze logs to identify trends, troubleshoot problems, and detect potential security threats. Additionally, Syslog servers can be configured to send alerts or notifications to administrators when specific events occur, allowing for proactive problem resolution.