Use ADM audit logs for managing and monitoring your infrastructure

You can use the Citrix ADM service to track all events on ADM and syslog events generated on ADM-managed 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 ADM simplifies the way of reviewing log messages.

You can use filters to search 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 ADM GUI:

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

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

Configure the ADM service as a syslog server

Follow these steps to configure ADM as the syslog server:

  1. From the ADM GUI, navigate to Networks > 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 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 Networks > 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 ADM

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

Export messages on ADM

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

Based on preconfigured rules, 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 ADM, navigate to System > Audit Log Messages.

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 ADM applications or for a specific application.

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

Application related audit logs

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