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When you configure Cisco RV Series VPN Router to send log data to USM Appliance, you can use the Cisco-rv plugin to translate the raw log data into normalized events for analysis.

Device Details
Vendor Cisco
Device Type Router/Switch
Connection Type Syslog
Data Source Name cisco-rv
Data Source ID 1868

Integrating the Cisco RV Series VPN Router

Before you configure the Cisco RV Series VPN Router integration, you must have the IP Address of the USM Appliance Sensor.

To configure Cisco RV to send log data to USM Appliance

  1. Log into the web configuration utility and choose Log > System Log.
  2. Check the Enable Syslog check box to enable the syslog service on the device.
  3. Enter the IP address of USM Appliance in the Syslog server field.

  4. Click Save to save the configuration.

Note: In the Log Setting section of the web configuration utility, you can also specify those system messages you want to collect and send to USM Appliance. For more information on log message settings, see
https://sbkb.cisco.com/CiscoSB/GetArticle.aspx?docid=ad8b081c5c184d539f1e6acba21e9ac2_Syslog_Configuration_on_RV042.xml&pid=2.

After enabling Syslog, you may want to monitor the volume of messages that you are receiving from any particular device, because storage space can become an issue. You can also determine whether collecting any specific message types contributes significantly to your security monitoring efforts, or is just creating a lot of "noise".

Plugin Enablement

For plugin enablement information, see Enable Plugins.

Additional Resources and Troubleshooting

https://sbkb.cisco.com/CiscoSB/GetArticle.aspx?docid=ad8b081c5c184d539f1e6acba21e9ac2_Syslog_Configuration_on_RV042.xml&pid=2

For troubleshooting, refer to the vendor documentation:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/routers/small-business-rv-series-routers/tsd-products-support-series-home.html