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

About this task

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

NSX Edge supports two syslog servers. NSX Manager and NSX Controllers support one syslog server.


  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 with the password that you configured during NSX Manager installation.

  2. From the home page, click Manage Appliance Settings > General .
  3. Click Edit next to Syslog Server.
  4. Type the IP address or hostname, port, and protocol of the syslog server.

    For example:

  5. Click OK.


NSX Manager remote logging is enabled, and logs are stored in your standalone syslog server.