Make Your Logs Work for You

The days of logging in to servers and manually viewing log files are over. SolarWinds® Papertrail™ aggregates logs from applications, devices, and platforms to a central location.

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Troubleshoot Fast and Enjoy It

SolarWinds® Papertrail™ provides cloud-based log management that seamlessly aggregates logs from applications, servers, network devices, services, platforms, and much more.

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Aggregate and Search Any Log

SolarWinds® Papertrail™ provides lightning-fast search, live tail, flexible system groups, team-wide access, and integration with popular communications platforms like PagerDuty and Slack to help you quickly track down customer problems, debug app requests, or troubleshoot slow database queries.

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For Engineers, By Engineers

FEATURED POST

Troubleshooting Kubernetes Job Queues on DigitalOcean, Part 1

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Kubernetes work queues are a great way to manage the prioritization and execution of long-running or expensive menial tasks, such as processing large volumes of employee migration to a new system, ranking and sorting all the planets in the universe by Twitter tags, or even post-processing every frame of the latest Avengers movie. 
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Aggregating Hosted DigitalOcean Logs to Papertrail

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DigitalOcean droplets provide low-cost scale from a popular server provider. With DigitalOcean Monitoring, you can collect metrics for visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and receive alerts when problems arise in your infrastructure. But when you need to deep dive into your application to debug an issue, resolve an incident, or identify opportunities to improve your platform,…
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New SAML Group Mapping Support

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In July, we rolled out SolarWinds® Papertrail™ support for SAML v2.0. SAML authentication allows you to log into your Active Directory® domain or intranet and have immediate access to Papertrail, with no additional login required.  Today we’re extending Papertrail SAML 2.0 support to include group mapping. Group mapping allows you to define organization and product roles, and…
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Monitor Applications Running in DigitalOcean Droplets

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We’re happy to announce SolarWinds is partnering with DigitalOcean, a cloud infrastructure provider offering cloud services to help deploy modern apps, to offer application level monitoring to applications running in Droplets with SolarWinds® application performance management (APM) solutions.
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“Alt + K” to Clear Search Results

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A clean slate in one keystroke makes log tailing even easier. Does this sound familiar? You’re focused on debugging an issue. You start by tailing logs and narrowing down your search with additional filters, or by combining multiple strings. At some point you want to clear the older events from the event viewer screen, so…
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Using rKubeLog Collector for Aggregated Log Centralization

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Debugging and resolving incidents in nodeless environments can be difficult, time-consuming, and most of all, frustrating. Exporting your logs from these ephemeral and disparate services to a centrally aggregated log is a great way to correlate information, quickly resolve incidents, and make your life a little easier. In this post, we'll look at the process…
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Quick and Easy Way to Implement Kubernetes Logging

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The SolarWinds® Papertrail™ team is excited to announce SolarWinds rKubeLog, an open-source project designed to streamline Kubernetes logging. rKubeLog allows you to forward logs to Papertrail from within a Kubernetes cluster without using a daemon or setting up application-level logging or a logging sidecar.
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Searching for Unknowns

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When you’re troubleshooting, issues seem to fall into two categories: issues based on an alert or error message where you have a good idea where to start and ones where you have no idea what’s going on. The first issues are usually straightforward. You use the information provided in the alert or error message to…
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Debugging 5 Common Networking Problems With Full Stack Logging

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Infrastructure is a complex and difficult concept for developers. When an issue occurs, where do you even begin to look? I’ve spent years of my life playing the “What looks like one but not like the other” game, wrestling with confirmation bias and hunting through haystacks of logs to find a clue to my hosted…
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Two New Color Themes in the Event Viewer Display Options

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More color themes means more log-searching fun Thousands of teams use SolarWinds® Papertrail™ to manage different types of logs. And with such a large and diverse group of users, there’s a wide variety of needs and preferences. Fortunately, we added a Display Preferences menu to the footer in the new Papertrail event viewer, allowing us…
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Papertrail Alerts:

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Find and Fix Issues Before Your Users Notice a Problem In a perfect world, how would like to learn about a problem? From an angry customer call or email?From your boss?From a flaming Twitter post? If you’re like the development team here at SolarWinds® Papertrail™, none of these options sound good. We’d all prefer to…
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