Trying to catch issues by manually reading logs can cause you to miss important events and anomalies.
Pinning down the root cause of issues is more difficult and takes much longer when you do it by hand.
Early indications of issues are harder to identify, and your users are often the first people to notice them.
Aggregating your logs in one place makes them easier to manage, and you don't have to waste time hunting for logs scattered across your environment. Once centralized, you can scan new log messages automatically when they arrive and use filters to trim huge log volumes down to size. With the live tail feature in SolarWinds® Papertrail™, you can gain instant visibility into your devices, apps, and services and analyze their health and behavior in real time. Search across all your logs from a central interface and dive into log message details with the event viewer. Your logs are all stored in the cloud, so finding the data you need is quick and easy. Additionally, your log storage capacity scales as your needs grow, which makes keeping your log files around for long-term analysis and archiving a breeze.Sign up for a free plan
If you want to resolve issues quickly, you need a way to rapidly find the clues in your logs. Papertrail provides a simple search syntax to cut through the noise and zero in on the most important parts. Boolean operators let you combine simple queries, and search attributes allow you to find log messages containing values in specific fields. Further refine your search results with filters based on time, origin, or custom fields. For more powerful filters, you can leverage regular expressions to match messages in your logs. With contextual search, you can find related log messages, which is helpful for establishing a chain of events leading up to an incident. When troubleshooting crashes, you can see all the messages from the host or find all the requests from a single user by clicking on IP addresses and user IDs.Sign up for a free plan
In the same way manually checking logs is time-consuming and inefficient, monitoring your logs by hand doesn’t scale and can cause you to miss minor problems capable of snowballing into major disruptions. Papertrail provides a way to turn your saved searches into alerts so you can catch issues early. Assign a schedule to run your saved searches every minute, hour, or day and monitor rapidly changing metrics such as app error rates and slow-moving statistics like number of daily user sessions. With inactivity alerts, you can get notifications whenever an expected event fails to run, which is great for catching missing backups or failed cron jobs. Get alert notifications over email or send them to third-party collaboration tools such as Slack, PagerDuty, and Campfire. No matter when an alert triggers, your entire team will know about it immediately.Sign up for a free plan