Product Documentation

Web Server Logging

Sep 01, 2016
You can use the Web server logging feature to send logs of HTTP and HTTPS requests to a client system for storage and retrieval. This feature has two components:
  • The Web log server, which runs on the NetScaler.
  • The NetScaler Web Logging (NSWL) client, which runs on the client system.
When you run the NetScaler Web Logging (NSWL) client:
  1. It connects to the NetScaler.
  2. The NetScaler buffers the HTTP and HTTPS request log entries before sending them to the client.
  3. The client can filter the entries before storing them.

To configure Web server logging, you first enable the Web logging feature on the NetScaler and configure the size of the buffer for temporarily storing the log entries. Then, you install NSWL on the client system. You then add the NetScaler IP address (NSIP) to the NSWL configuration file. You are now ready to start the NSWL client to begin logging. You can customize Web server logging by making additional modifications to the NSWL configuration file (log.conf).