If you specify a syslog server, NSX Manager sends all audit logs and system events to the syslog server. NSX Manager supports five syslog servers.

Syslog data is useful for troubleshooting and reviewing data logged during installation and configuration.


  1. Log in to the NSX Manager virtual appliance.
    In a Web browser, navigate to the NSX Manager appliance GUI at https://<nsx-manager-ip> or https://<nsx-manager-hostname>, and log in as admin or with an account that has the Enterprise Administrator role.
  2. From the home page, click Manage Appliance Settings > General.
  3. Click Edit next to Syslog Server.
  4. Specify the IP address or hostname, port, and protocol of the syslog server.

    For example:

    Syslog server settings. The default protocol is UDP with a default port of 514.

  5. Click OK.


NSX Manager remote logging is enabled, and logs are stored in your syslog server. If you have configured multiple syslog servers, logs are stored in all the configured syslog servers.

What to do next

For more details on API, refer to NSX API Guide.