Log files exist on multiple servers and devices across your infrastructure.
Tracing issues across machines is time-consuming and error-prone.
Service outages and interruptions are difficult to prevent through manual log inspection.
A huge number of log files are produced on all your servers and devices. By consolidating them in a central location, you can build an infrastructure-wide history of events. Send logs to the syslog service in SolarWinds® Papertrail™ using UDP or TCP with TLS encryption for improved security. If you’re not using a local syslog server, you can take advantage of the tool’s stand-alone remote_syslog2 daemon designed to monitor text files and forward new entries to Papertrail. Assign members of your team permission to access log files and control whether users can read, write, or purge logs. You can also easily control global log retention policies and quickly adjust to policy changes.Sign up for a free plan
Busy log files make it difficult to analyze issues and find the root cause when troubleshooting. Papertrail can help you find the answers you’re looking for faster with its simple search syntax and filtering capabilities. Use text searches to find error messages in your logs and build search queries from smaller components using Boolean operators. With search attributes, you can discover log messages with values in specific fields. You can filter searches by time, origin, or custom fields such as session ID to narrow down search results and spot issues more quickly. Additionally, the live tail feature in Papertrail lets you filter log messages as they’re received and provides real-time insights into the behavior and health of your apps and services. Pause, search, and scroll through the live feed or pipe the output to the command line using the Papertrail CLI.Sign up for a free plan
Turn a search into an alert by saving it and scheduling it to run every minute, hour, or day. You can assign minimum thresholds so your alerts only trigger when they see a minimum number of events. With this much flexibility, it’s easy to monitor everything from quickly changing metrics like failed login attempts to summaries of data such as daily active users. With inactivity alerts, you can also find out when expected events don’t occur, which is great for knowing when cron jobs fail to run or when backups are missed. Papertrail can send notifications via email or third-party collaboration tools such as Slack, PagerDuty, and Campfire as soon as your alerts trigger, so you can be sure your entire team is aware of incidents and they’re all on the same page. If you’re running your own monitoring solution, Papertrail can integrate seamlessly with your tools by sending alert notifications over custom HTTP webhooks.Sign up for a free plan