You can use the Node Profiles page in NSX Manager to add syslog servers for NSX Manager and NSX Edge nodes.

By default, the node profile is applied to all nodes, unless the node is configured to not accept such configuration from the NSX Manager. To prevent a node from accepting the node profile, use the CLI command set node central-config disabled on that node.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select System > Fabric > Profiles.
  3. Click the Node Profiles tab.
  4. Click All NSX Nodes in the Name column.
  5. In the Syslog Servers section, click Add to add a Syslog server.
    1. Enter the FQDN or IP address of the Syslog server.
    2. Specify a port number.
    3. Select a protocol.
      The available protocols are TCP, UDP, and LI (Log Insight).
    4. Select a log level.
      The available levels are Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, Information, and Debug.

      When you choose a level, you will also see the logs for all the previous levels (starting with the Emergency level). For example, if you choose Emergency, you will see Emergency-level logs. If you choose Critical, you will see logs for Emergency, Alert and Critical. If you choose Information, you will see logs for Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, and Information. If you choose Debug, you will see messages for all log levels.

    5. Click Add.
  6. Repeat step 5 to add more syslog servers, if required.