Download network capture logs

Prerequisites

  • Telephony > Plugin > All permission

Genesys Cloud allows you to enable network capture logs on any of the Edge’s network interfaces for diagnostic and troubleshooting purposes. For more information, see Enable network capture.

Genesys Cloud saves the network capture log files in the .pcap file format, which you can view with a tool like Wireshark. Genesys Cloud stores the log files on the Edge until you move them to the cloud.

To keep the file size manageable and conserve disk space, Genesys Cloud breaks up the capture operation into 24-hour periods ending at midnight. At midnight, the Edge closes the current .pcap file and opens a new one. Thus, each file contains at most 24 hours of data. After the Edge closes a .pcap file, it compresses the file into a .zip file. The .zip files remain on the Edge for a one week. After one week, the Edge checks the time and date stamp on the .zip files and deletes those files that are a week old.

To make it easy to locate the network capture log that you are looking for, you can use filters to narrow down the list of files.

Filter Description
Status

There are four status conditions that you can filter on:

  • Failed
  • On Edge
  • Ready to Download
  • Uploading
IP Address Enter the IP address of the Edge
Port Enter a port number
Network Interface Select a network interface connected to the Edge
Date Created Use the calendar control to select the date that the log file was created
Date Modified Use the calendar control to select the date that the log file was last modified

To retrieve a network capture log:

  1. Click Admin.
  2. Under Telephony, click Edges.
  3. Choose the Edge containing the network capture log you want to retrieve.
  4. Click the Diagnostics tab.
  5. Click Network Capture Logs.
  6. Use the filter controls to locate the network capture log you want to retrieve.
  7. Click the check box at the beginning of the row.
  8. Click Upload to Cloud.
    • When the file upload is complete, Ready to Download appears in the Status column
  9. Click the Ready to Download link and save the file to your computer.
  10. Examine the file as directed by Genesys Cloud Customer Care.
Warning: Do not leave the Diagnostics Logs tab until you complete the upload and download operation. If you leave the tab before the operation completes, Genesys Cloud removes any uploaded or currently uploading log files.