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New Training: Implement Cisco Extended Event Management (EEM) Applets

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 23, 2021

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson introduces you to the components of an EEM Applet and highlights common scenarios where you can trigger actions after certain events occur. Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core

This training includes:

  • 6 videos

  • 24 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Extended Event Manager Automation

  • How EEM Works

  • EEM Applet Syntax

  • Hello World – Creating an EEM Applet

  • Create a Real World EEM Applet

  • Summarizing EEM Applets

How Embedded Event Manager Works

Embedded Event Manager, or EEM, is a Cisco software component that provides admins the ability to track and monitor events that occur on your Cisco device. Because many of these actions are predictable, EEM has the capacity to apply actions admins have predetermined. This is a critical advantage for systems and network administrators, where automation is a crucial concept.

Event detectors are used by EEM to recognize when events have occurred and define what has happened. Some of these include SNMP, syslog, counter, CLI events, and timers.

Once an event has been detected and classified, the event manager can take action. EEM consists of two separate and independent pieces: Scripting and Applets. Scripts are actions that have been coded in interpreter language (TCL), while Applets are collections of CLI commands.

Some of the actions EEM can take include sending emails, executing or disabling certain commands, generating SNMP traps, reloading routers, generating prioritized syslog messages, switching to secondary processors in a redundant platform, and requesting further system information after an event is detected.

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