Friday, September 9, 2016

Mnemonic: Syslog Severity Levels

Ever have trouble remembering syslog severity levels?


I was organizing some old study notes and came across this mnemonic. It's easy to remember, and I'm sure many network engineers can relate.

Everyone always complains even when nothing is different. 


[E]veryone  [A]lways [C]omplains [E]ven  [W]hen    [N]othing      [I]s            [D]ifferent
[E]mergency [A]lert  [C]ritical  [E]rror [W]arning [N]otification [I]nformational [D]ebugging

Level              Description
0 - emergency      System is unusable
1 - alert          Immediate action needed
2 - critical       Critical condition
3 - error          Error condition
4 - warning        Warning condition
5 - notification   Normal but significant condition
6 - informational  Informational message only
7 - debugging      Appears during debugging only


More information about syslog (system message logging):
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/access/wireless/software/guide/SysMsgLogging.html

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  2. Works for me!

    Beats the heck out of the watery noodle thing...


    fmj

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