How to access the Audit Log on an EMC VNX5300

JB Blanco
JB Blanco used Ask the Experts™
Hi, need to know how to access the Audit Logs on our VNX5300

I am an Administrator on the System so i should have full access.  I just have no idea where to look and google has not been too much help

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Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSPInformation Systems Security Engineer

Hello, jblanc03,

Have you verified that the logs are not in the C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs folder?

JB BlancoSr Systems Engineer


arent those windows event logs?  im talking about the EMC VNX5300 SAN system.

Are you serious?
Information Systems Security Engineer

Ok then.

According to the EMC support forums, here are some options:
1. Use CIFS  – You can get the auditing events in an .evt file that is compatible with Windows Event Viewer.
2. Use the Data Mover Security Settings snap-in (via MMC)
3. Use the serverext_log command -  You can have the datamover write to the log to a different directory.

SHBSystems Consultant

Check the below path in the VNX


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