Thursday, July 26, 2007

CS-MARS Sizing Script

Appologies for the delay in posting an recent material, i`ve been very busy passing an exam to recertify my CCSP.

Back to the Blog, I have a python script that didnt quite make it in the new Cisco MARS Book.

This script can help with Sizing Cisco MARS boxes, you simply run the python script against syslog, to get an idea of min and max events per second.

This is very much a work in progress, and it is open source has been released under the BSD license.

I have put this script in the MARS User Group downloads section.

Please feel free to modify/update this to your needs, and share your results with the group.

There are some internationalization issues with it at the present time, so you may need to tweak the code, to get your timestamps correct.

Thanks to Greg Kellogg for this.

For those of you new to Python, here are some links......

Python Website -

Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days.

Python on Windows FAQ -

Python Videos -

Ian Ozsvald has produced some videos to get you up and running with Python on Windows XP, these can be found here.

Lastly, i hope to announce the winner of the MARS Book shortly, thanks for all your entries.

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