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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Send Logs for Analytics > Xplenty


Xplenty is a Hadoop cloud-based platform as a service. Using Xplenty, there is no need to deal with Hadoop infrastructure and there is no need to write Hadoop code. Xplenty provides intuitive and familiar interfaces to accomplish these tasks.

When using Xplenty, a copy of Papertrail log archives must be stored in your S3 Amazon account. Hadoop infrastructure, packages and jobs are managed by Xplenty. You only pay for what you use.


Enable log archiving

Create an Amazon Web Services account and configure it for Papertrail by following the steps at Automatic S3 archive export.

Every night thereafter, Papertrail will upload a compressed log archive file to your S3 bucket. Log in to the AWS management console, browse to your S3 bucket, and confirm that you see at least one date-stamped item in papertrail/logs/.

Sign up or log in at Xplenty

If you’re not already signed up for Xplenty, visit sign-up to start a free trial. If you have an existing account, log in.

Design a package

Once signed in, go to the My Packages page and click New Package to begin designing an Xplenty package. Start creating your package by choosing the components applicable to your data processing and analysis needs, or select a template package as a basis for creation. To select a template package, click the arrow next to New Package and choose From template….

Create a cluster

To create a Hadoop cluster, go to the My Clusters page, and click New Cluster. Use the slider to determine the size and then click Create Cluster. The cluster will be ready for use within a few minutes.

Example uses


This is what the following query will look like on Xplenty’s graphical package designer:

_SELECT source_name, COUNT(source_name) FROM events GROUP BY source_name_


The following package inspects Papertrail logs, specifically the message field, to identify log events that contain “source”, then breaks down the message field to its components and aggregates them based on source name. The following screenshots display some of the relevant dialog boxes that make up the package.

What else can you do with Xplenty?

To learn more, visit Xplenty’s knowledge base or check out the API documention here.

The scripts are not supported under any SolarWinds support program or service. The scripts are provided AS IS without warranty of any kind. SolarWinds further disclaims all warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The risk arising out of the use or performance of the scripts and documentation stays with you. In no event shall SolarWinds or anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the scripts be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the scripts or documentation.