Citrix Application Delivery Management service

Use audit logs for managing and monitoring your infrastructure

You can use the Citrix ADM to track all events on Citrix ADM and syslog events generated on Citrix ADM ADC instances. These messages can help you manage and monitor your infrastructure. But log messages are a great source of information only if you review them, and Citrix ADM simplifies the way of reviewing log messages.

You can use filters to search Citrix ADM syslog and audit log messages. The filters help to narrow down your results and find exactly what you are looking for and in real time. The built-in Search Help guides you to filter the logs. Another way to view log messages is to export them in PDF, CSV, PNG, and JPEG formats. You can schedule the export of these reports to specified email addresses at various intervals.

You can review the following types of log messages from the Citrix ADM GUI:

  • ADC instance related audit logs
  • Citrix ADM related audit logs
  • Application audit logs

Before you can view ADC instance-related syslog messages from Citrix ADM, configure the Citrix ADM as the syslog server for your Citrix ADC instance. After the configuration is complete, all syslog messages are redirected from the instance to Citrix ADM.

Configure Citrix ADM as a syslog server

Follow these steps to configure Citrix ADM as the syslog server:

  1. From the Citrix ADM GUI, navigate to Infrastructure > Instances.
  2. Select the Citrix ADC instance from which you want the syslog messages to be collected and displayed in Citrix ADM.
  3. In the Select Action list, select Configure Syslog.
  4. Click Enable.
  5. In the Facility drop-down list, select a local or user-level facility.
  6. Select the required log level for the syslog messages.
  7. Click OK.

Configure syslog on Citrix ADM

These steps configure all the syslog commands in the Citrix ADC instance, and Citrix ADM starts receiving the syslog messages. You can view the messages by navigating to Infrastructure > Events > Syslog Messages. Click Need Help? to open the built-in search help. For more information, see View and Export syslog messages.

Syslog messages on Citrix ADM

To export the log messages, click the arrow icon on the upper right corner.

Export messages on Citrix ADM

Next, click Export Now or Schedule Export. For more information, see Export syslog messages.

Based on preconfigured rules, Citrix ADM generates audit log messages for all events on, helping you monitor the health of your infrastructure. To view all audit log messages present in the Citrix ADM, navigate to Settings->Audit Log Messages.

Citrix ADM related audit logs

To export the log messages, click the arrow icon on the upper right corner.

You can view the audit log messages for all Citrix ADM applications or for a specific application.

  • To view all audit log messages for all applications present in the Citrix ADM, navigate to Infrastructure > Network Functions > Auditing.

Application related audit logs

  • To view audit log messages for any specific application in the Citrix ADM, navigate to Applications > Dashboard > double-click the virtual server > Audit Log.

Note

You can forward Citrix ADM audit log messages to an external server. For details, see View auditing information.

Use audit logs for managing and monitoring your infrastructure