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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Documentation for Papertrail

Aggregate Logs

Configure your apps and services, hosting services, and integrations to send logs to Papertrail. For common configurations, you can find step-by-step instructions directly in Papertrail. Or look at the subtopics under “Aggregate Logs” for details of various configuration scenarios, including Unix and BSD system logs, Unix and BSD text log files (remote_syslog2), Windows and AppOptics integrations.

Manage logs

To discover the event viewer, receive alert notifications, run the command-line client, filter incoming log messages, set up web hooks, and more, see the subtopics below “Manage Logs”.

Send logs for analytics

Send your Papertrail log data to popular services to store and analyze your data. To automatically archive your log data, see Automatic S3 archive export or Permanent log archives. For more information about sending your logs to store and analyze your data, see the subtopics below “Send logs for analytics”.

SolarWinds Security and Support

With the SolarWinds Unified Login, users can securely access any SolarWinds cloud-based Application Management product and any organization you are a member of using one set of credentials. Administrators can securely control access to your organization’s Papertrail data or use the common settings for SolarWinds Application Management products to assign organization and product roles to users.

For more information about managing your organization and its users, see the subtopics under “SolarWinds Users and Organizations”.

At the core of the SolarWinds Application Management experience is the quality of support we provide our users and the security of our products. See “Support and Security” for more details.

Why Papertrail?

Papertrail solves four problems with text data:

  • It sits on filesystems where nobody sees it, and is not easily consumable via the Web, command-line, API, or email, let alone by whole teams.
  • One needs to know what to look for. There’s no easy way to see “everything new or strange,” yet that is what’s most useful.
  • Related data is split across multiple apps, directories, and systems. They can’t easily be managed by content (username, IP address, message ID) instead of by source.
  • The single datacenter (“behind the firewall”) is dead. Everyone distributes datacenters, servers, clouds, and slices now.

Did you know?

As a SaaS solution, you do not have to download or install Papertrail and you never have to worry about product updates. Just create a new account, add a system to aggregate logs, and view your events.

If you are not a customer and are interested in evaluating Papertrail, you can create a new account and try a free, fully-functional version of Papertrail for 30 days.