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

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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New support for HTTP connections

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Looking for a new way to send logs to SolarWinds®  Papertrail™?  Now you can use HTTP. As all Papertrail fans know, sending logs to Papertrail using syslog is quick and easy. Generating and transmitting syslog packets usually involves just 2 – 4 lines of code, and you can see your logs flowing into Papertrail in minutes.  
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SAML 2.0 and a UTC toggle make Papertrail even easier to use

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SAML 2.0 support  SolarWinds® Papertrail™ now supports SAML v2.0, which makes Papertrail even faster and easier to access.   Using SAML authentication you can log into your Active Directory domain or intranet and have immediate access to Papertrail, with no additional login required.    The new SAML support also enables you to enforce user identity verification policies.  
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The Cost of NOT Monitoring Every Application

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If you’ve been building or supporting applications for a while, you’ve probably experienced the uncomfortable postmortem meetings that inevitably follow significant service interruptions. You know how it works. There was a critical outage in one of your apps and it took the team an entire week to track down and fix the issue. Customers and…
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Performance Tuning a Rails App With AppOptics Dev Edition

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The other day I found myself trying to tune a Ruby on Rails app I had written as a side project. (The app lets me keep track of my favorite eateries and pubs. It’s searchable, includes multiple images, and has stored locations.) On past projects, I relied on SolarWinds® Papertrail™, path testing, a lot of…
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Papertrail + Python Logging = Super Powers

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Design applications to be modular. It’s a software design best practice. Modular programming is writing multiple independent programs that perform a single function but work together to achieve an overarching outcome. The benefit to this design is the smaller parts can be easily created and tested. New functionality can be slipped into the larger whole…
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