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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Monitoring Dokku Container Logs with SolarWinds Papertrail

Posted by Papertrail Team on

If you are looking for a Docker-enabled PaaS, but want to run it on your own infrastructure, Dokku might be a great option to consider. It is basically lightweight open source software that runs on your server. Dokku simplifies deployment by handling the movement of source code, containerization of sites, assignments of domains, builds, SSL…
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How to “Live Tail” Kubernetes Logs

Posted by Andre Newman on

DevOps engineers wishing to troubleshoot Kubernetes applications can turn to log messages to pinpoint the cause of errors and their impact on the rest of the cluster. When troubleshooting a running application, engineers need real-time access to logs generated across multiple components. Collecting live streaming log data lets engineers: Review container and pod activityMonitor the…
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Monitor System Security with Auditd and Papertrail

Posted by Bryan Bird on

When it comes to managing risk and ensuring the safety of the data within your network, auditing and managing log data is one of the most important components of any monitoring solution. Keeping detailed records of user activities or changes on your critical systems helps you understand what is occurring within your environment and detect…
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Common API Vulnerabilities and How to Secure Them

Posted by Jason Skowronski on

Application programming interfaces (APIs) have become a critical part of almost every business. APIs are responsible for transferring information between systems within a company or to external companies. For example, when you log in to a website like Google or Facebook, an API processes your login credentials to verify they are correct. However, given the…
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Send Apache access logs to remote syslog in 1 line

Posted by Troy Davis on

Papertrail supports the remote syslog protocol, so it accepts Web server access logs from rsyslog, syslog-ng, the tiny remote_syslog log file to remote syslog daemon, and other senders. In that “other senders” category, here’s an elegant hack to have Apache transmit access logs directly to a remote syslog server, using a one-line httpd.conf change.
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How to Log Amazon Alexa Apps and Improve User Experience

Posted by Rj Pikus on

Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service and brain behind millions of devices including the Echo family of devices. It is capable of voice interaction, controlling smart devices, and performing common and basic mobile tasks such as music playback, making lists, and purchasing items. It is the interface for consumer automated home systems and an operating…
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Improve Live Ops for Games Using Papertrail

Posted by Jacob Schieck on

Live Ops is an ever-increasing practice in the gaming world. Games today often include multiplayer competition, events, the ability to trade items, and more. These require backend services and a platform team to set up and manage those services. They also require customer support to interact with players who experience issues and to make adjustments…
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Secure Your App: Monitor Intrusions with Papertrail

Posted by Bryan Bird on

In today’s world, malware and vulnerabilities are a growing threat that can impact any network from small to large. These threats can expose personal data, compromise financial account details, hold critical data for ransom, or destroy data entirely. It is important to understand what vulnerabilities might exist within your environment, and what you can do…
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Monitoring Android Apps Using SolarWinds Cloud Monitoring Tools

Posted by Jason Skowronski on

There are millions of Android applications already available on the app store, with thousands more being launched every month. Unlike desktop programmers, however, Android app developers may face many challenges, such as slow internet speeds, small screens, and a keyboard. If an app doesn’t perform well, there is nothing to stop a user from uninstalling…
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Announcing a New, Common Login Screen for Papertrail and the SolarWinds DevOps Portfolio

Posted by Papertrail Team on

Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” What Mr. Franklin said in the 1700s rings true today for DevOps. At SolarWinds, we embrace change, especially when it’s for the betterment of our customers. It’s in our DNA.
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