If the edge gateway for your vCloud Director organization virtual datacenter has been converted to an advanced edge gateway, you can use the vCloud Director tenant portal to view statistics and logs for that edge gateway.

Statistics

You can use the tenant portal to view statistics on the Edge Gateway Services. You can access Edge Gateway Services by clicking Networking > Edge Gateway and then selecting the edge gateway for which you want to see statistics. Then, click the Statistics tab to navigate to additional screens to view statistics for:

  • Connections

  • IPsec VPN

  • L2 VPN

Tab

Description

Connections

The Connections screen provides operational visibility. The screen displays graphs for the traffic flowing through the interfaces of the selected edge gateway and connection statistics for the firewall and load balancer services.

Select the period for which you want to view the statistics.

IPSEC VPN

The IPSEC VPN screen displays the IPsec VPN status and statistics, and status and statistics for each tunnel.

L2 VPN

The L2 VPN screen displays the L2 VPN status and statistics.

Logs

You can use the tenant portal to enable logging for the following individual capabilities of the advanced edge gateway. In addition to enabling logging for those features for which you want to collect log data, to complete the configuration to collect the enabled logs from the edge gateway, the Edge Settings screen must have a specified syslog server that is to receive the collected log data. When a syslog server is configured on the Edge Settings screen, you are able to access the logged data from that syslog server.

Navigation to Enable Logging Per Feature

Description

Edge Settings > EDIT SYSLOG SERVER

You can customize the syslog server for your edge gateway's networking-related logs for those services that have logging enabled.

If the vCloud Director system administrator has configured a syslog server for the vCloud Director environment using the vCloud Director Web console's System Settings, the system uses that syslog server by default and its IP address is displayed on the tenant portal's Edge Settings screen.

NAT > + DNAT RULE, and turn on the Enable logging toggle.

Logs the address translation.

NAT > + SNAT RULE, and turn on the Enable logging toggle.

Logs the address translation.

Routing > Routing Configuration > Dynamic Routing Configuration, and turn on the Enable logging toggle.

Logs the dynamic routing activities. Use the Log Level drop-down to select the lowerbound of the message status level to log.

Load Balancer > Global Configuration, and turn on the Enable logging toggle.

Logs the traffic flow for the load balancer. Use the Log Level drop-down to select the lowerbound of the message status level to log.

VPN > IPSec VPN > Logging Settings, and turn on the Enable logging toggle.

Logs the traffic flow between the local subnet and peer subnet. Use the Log Level drop-down to select the lowerbound of the message status level to log.

SSL VPN-Plus > General Settings, and turn on the Enable logging toggle.

Maintains a log of the traffic passing through the SSL VPN gateway.

SSL VPN-Plus > Server Settings, and turn on the Enable logging toggle.

Logs the activities that occur on the SSL VPN server, for syslog. Use the Log Level drop-down to select the lowerbound of the message status level to log.