The NSX Ticket Logger allows you to track the infrastructure changes that you make. All operations are tagged with the specified ticket ID, and audit logs for these operations include the ticket ID. Log files for these operations are tagged with the same ticked ID.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to Networking & Security > System > Events.
  2. Click the Manage tab, and then click NSX Ticket Logger.
  3. Click Edit next to NSX Ticket Logger Settings.
  4. Type a ticket ID and click Turn On.
    The NSX Ticket Logging pane is displayed at the right side of the vSphere Web Client window. Audit logs for the operations that you perform in the current UI session include the ticket ID in the Operation Tags column.
    Figure 1. NSX Ticket Logger pane

    If multiple vCenter Servers are being managed by the vSphere Web Client, the ticket ID is used for logging on all applicable NSX Managers.

What to do next

Ticket logging is session based. If ticket logging is on and you log out or if the session is lost, ticket logging will be turned off by default when you re-login to the UI. When you complete the operations for a ticket, you turn logging off by repeating steps 2 and 3 and clicking Turn Off.