View and Export syslog messages

You can view syslog messages without logging into Citrix Application Delivery Management (Citrix ADM), by scheduling an export of all syslog messages received on the server. You can export syslog messages that are generated on your Citrix Application Delivery Controller (Citrix ADC) instances in PDF, CSV, PNG, and JPEG formats. Also, you can schedule the export of these reports to specified email addresses at various intervals.

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For more information about configuring a syslog server, the syslog data and time format, and how to view syslog messages on Citrix ADM, see How to View Auditing Information of Citrix ADM.

View syslog messages

You can view all your syslog messages generated on your managed Citrix ADC instances. To view the messages you must configure the instances to redirect the syslog messages to the Citrix ADM server. The syslog messages are stored in the database centrally and are available on the Syslog Viewer for auditing purposes. You can combine this logging information and derive reports for analytics from the collected data.

You can also configure syslog to log different types of events.

To view the Syslog Viewer, navigate to Networks > Events > Syslog Messages. Choose the appropriate filters, to view your system log messages.

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By default, Citrix ADM displays 50 Syslog messages in each page. You can now display more messages in one page by choosing 100, 250, 500, or 1000 messages per page.

Search syslog messages

You can use filters to search syslog messages and audit log messages, and to narrow down your search results and find exactly what you’re looking for. The five filter categories are instance, module, event, severity, and message. These categories are same for both syslog and audit log messages.

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To search syslog messages, from the ADM GUI, navigate to Networks > Events > Syslog Messages.

To search audit log messages, from the ADM GUI, navigate to Account > Audit Log Messages.

After you select a filter category, specify if it equals to or contains the search term.

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Next, add the search term. For some categories, a prepopulated list of search terms is displayed. By default, the search time is 1 day. You can change the time and date range by clicking the down arrow. You can further narrow down your search by selecting options from the Syslog Summary pane.

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Export syslog messages

To export a syslog messages report by using Citrix ADM:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Events > Syslog Messages.
  2. In the right pane, click the export button at the top right corner of the Syslog Messages page.
  3. Under Export Now, select the required format, and then click Export.

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To schedule the export of syslog messages report by using Citrix ADM:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Events > Syslog Messages.

  2. On the Syslog Messages page, in the right pane, click on Export.

  3. Under the Schedule Report tab, set the following parameters:

    • Description: Message describing the reason for exporting the report.
    • Format: Format in which to export the report.
    • Recurrence: Interval at which to export the report.
    • Export Time: Time at which to export the report. Enter the time in a 24 hour format, for your local time zone.
    • Email Distribution List: List of recipients to receive the report by email. Choose an email distribution list from the drop-down list provided. An email is triggered when the report is generated and meets the scheduled time criteria. If you want to create an email distribution list, click + and provide mail server and mail profile details.

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