Using NetScaler MAS to export syslog messages

You can now view syslog messages without logging into NetScaler MAS, by scheduling an export of all syslog messages received on the server. You can export syslog messages that are generated on your NetScaler instances in PDF, CSV, PNG, and JPEG formats. You can schedule the export of these reports to specified email addresses at various intervals.


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

To view syslog messages, navigate to Networks > Events > Syslog Messages. In the right pane, under Syslog Viewer, you can filter the syslog messages you want to view by module, event type, severity, and source IP address. Click Apply to generate the syslog messages.

To export a syslog messages report by using NetScaler MAS:

  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 the Export Now tab, select the required format, and then click Export.

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To schedule the export of syslog messages report by using NetScaler MAS:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Events > Syslog Messages.

  2. On the Syslog Messages page, in the right pane, click 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 menu 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, select + and provide mail server and mail profile details.

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How to configure events prune settings by using NetScaler MAS

You can limit the amount of event messages data being stored in your NetScaler MAS server’s database. Specify the time interval for which you want NetScaler MAS to retain network reporting data, events, audit logs, and task logs. By default, this data is pruned every 24 hours (at 00.00 hours).

Navigate to System > System Administration. Click Instance Events Prune Settings. In the Configure Event messages prune settings, type the time interval, in days. This value specifies the time period for which you want to retain data on the NetScaler MAS server. Click OK.