Citrix Application Delivery Management service

Use audit logs for managing and monitoring your infrastructure

You can use the Citrix Application Delivery and Management to track all events on Citrix Application Delivery and Management and syslog events generated on Citrix Application Delivery and Management 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 Application Delivery and Management simplifies the way of reviewing log messages.

You can use filters to search Citrix Application Delivery and Management 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 Application Delivery and Management GUI:

  • ADC instance related audit logs
  • Citrix Application Delivery and Management related audit logs
  • Application audit logs

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

Configure Citrix Application Delivery and Management as a syslog server

Follow these steps to configure Citrix Application Delivery and Management as the syslog server:

  1. From the Citrix Application Delivery and Management 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 Application Delivery and Management.
  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 Application Delivery and Management

These steps configure all the syslog commands in the Citrix ADC instance, and Citrix Application Delivery and Management 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 Application Delivery and Management

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

Export messages on Citrix Application Delivery and Management

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

Based on preconfigured rules, Citrix Application Delivery and Management 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 Application Delivery and Management, navigate to Settings->Audit Log Messages.

Citrix Application Delivery and Management 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 Application Delivery and Management applications or for a specific application.

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

Application related audit logs

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

Note

You can forward Citrix Application Delivery and Management audit log messages to an external server. For details, see View auditing information.

Use audit logs for managing and monitoring your infrastructure