System Log Fields

FUTURE_USE, Receive Time, Serial Number, Type, Content/Threat Type, FUTURE_USE, Generated Time, Virtual System, Event ID, Object, FUTURE_USE, FUTURE_USE, Module, Severity, Description, Sequence Number, Action Flags, Device Group Hierarchy Level 1, Device Group Hierarchy Level 2, Device Group Hierarchy Level 3, Device Group Hierarchy Level 4, Virtual System Name, Device Name
Field Name
Receive Time (receive_time or cef-formatted-receive_time)
Time the log was received at the management plane.
Serial Number (serial)
Serial number of the firewall that generated the log.
Type (type)
Specifies the type of log; value is SYSTEM.
Content/Threat Type (subtype)
Subtype of the system log; refers to the system daemon generating the log; values are crypto, dhcp, dnsproxy, dos, general, global-protect, ha, hw, nat, ntpd, pbf, port, pppoe, ras, routing, satd, sslmgr, sslvpn, userid, url-filtering, vpn.
Generated Time (time_generated or cef-formatted-time_generated)
Time the log was generated on the dataplane.
Virtual System (vsys)
Virtual System associated with the configuration log.
Event ID (eventid)
String showing the name of the event.
Object (object)
Name of the object associated with the system event.
Module (module)
This field is valid only when the value of the Subtype field is general. It provides additional information about the sub-system generating the log; values are general, management, auth, ha, upgrade, chassis.
Severity (severity)
Severity associated with the event; values are informational, low, medium, high, critical.
Description (opaque)
Detailed description of the event, up to a maximum of 512 bytes.
Sequence Number (seqno)
A 64-bit log entry identifier incremented sequentially; each log type has a unique number space.
Action Flags (actionflags)
A bit field indicating if the log was forwarded to Panorama.
Device Group Hierarchy (dg_hier_level_1 to dg_hier_level_4)
A sequence of identification numbers that indicate the device group’s location within a device group hierarchy. The firewall (or virtual system) generating the log includes the identification number of each ancestor in its device group hierarchy. The shared device group (level 0) is not included in this structure.
If the log values are 12, 34, 45, 0, it means that the log was generated by a firewall (or virtual system) that belongs to device group 45, and its ancestors are 34, and 12. To view the device group names that correspond to the value 12, 34 or 45, use one of the following methods:
CLI command in configure mode:
show readonly dg-meta-data
API query:
Virtual System Name (vsys_name)
The name of the virtual system associated with the session; only valid on firewalls enabled for multiple virtual systems.
Device Name (device_name)
The hostname of the firewall on which the session was logged.

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