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This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

Overview

You can use the Log Management screen to:

  • View collected logs in the Search section
  • View the status of the logging subagent in the Sources section

By default, Armor collects and retains the following log types for 30 days:

CentOS/RHEL
Ubuntu/Debian
Windows

/var/log/secure

/var/log/messages

/var/log/audit.log

/var/log/audit/audit.log

/var/log/yum.log

/var/log/auth.log

/var/log/syslog

System Event Log

Security Event Log

To upgrade the log retention rate for these default log types from 30 days to 13 months, see Upgrade default log management features.

Additionally, you can update your account to collect host-based logs.

For more information, see Host Log Collector.



View collected logs 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Security
  2. Click Log Management
  3. Click Search.
ColumnDescription
DateThis column displays the date and time when Armor received the corresponding log.
SourceThis column displays the name of the virtual machine that generated the log.
MessageThis column displays the specific log message.


View logging status of a virtual machine 

You can use these instructions to review the logging status of your virtual machines. Specifically, you can verify if your virtual machine is sending logs to Armor.

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Security
  2. Click Log Management.
  3. Click Sources.
ColumnDescription
VM

This column displays the name of the instance that contains the Armor agent.

You can click a specific virtual machine to access the Virtual Machines screen.

Last Log ReceivedThis column displays the date and time when Armor last received a log.
Retention Type

This column displays the length of time that Armor keeps logs.

By default, the Armor Management Portal (AMP) retains log status and details for the previous 30 days. To review logs older than 30 days for a specified instance, see Configure additional log management features.
Average SizeThis column displays the average size of the collected logs.
Log Status

This column displays the status of the logging subagent.

  • Online indicates the agent has sent logs within the past hour.
  • Warning indicates the agent in the past 24 hours has sent logs that exceeds the 7-day moving average by 10% or more.
  • Critical indicates the agent has not sent logs within the past hour.
  • Offline indicates the agent (or the instance) is offline.


Upgrade default Log Management features

You can contact Armor Support for additional log management services:

  • Upgrade log retention plan
    • By default, logs are retained for 30 days; however, you can upgrade log retention to be 13 months.
  • View logs beyond 30 days
  • Cancel a log retention plan upgrade

To learn how to create support ticket, see Create a support ticket.


Export log service status

You can export logs to analyze the offline or to provide to an auditor. 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Security
  2. Click Log Management
  3. Click Log Sources
  4. (Optional) Use the filter function to customize the data displayed. 
  5. Under the table, click CSV.
  6. You have the option to export all data (All) or only the data that appears on the current screen (Current Set). 
Data TypeData Detail
Vm NameThis data shows the name of the Armor Agent.
Last Log DateThis data shows the last date that Armor received logs. A blank entry indicates that the action has never taken place.
Vm ProviderThis data shows if you are an Anywhere or Complete user. If Armor cannot determine your specific environment, such as AWS or Azure, then by default, this entry will say Anywhere.
Vm Location

This data shows the virtual data center that hosts your data.

RetentionThis data shows how long the logs are stored in the Armor user interface.
Average SizeThis data shows the average log size.
Agent Status

This data shows the status of your Armor Agent.

Online - This status means the Armor Agent is active and has sent logs within the last hour.

Warning - This status means the previous 24-hour log volume has exceeded the 7-day moving average by 10% or more.

Critical - This status means the Armor Agent has not sent logs within the last hour.

Offline - This status means that the Armor Agent, and possibly the virtual machine, is offline.


Troubleshoot Log Source section of the Log Management screen 

If you do not see any data in the Search section or the Sources section of the Log Management screen, consider that:

  • The selected date range does not contain any data.
  • The virtual machine may be powered off. 
  • You do not have permission to view log data.


Related documentation 

You can update your account to allow Armor to collect additional log types:





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