NGINX Logging

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Analyzing NGINX logs can cause an information overload

A Simplified NGINX Log Analyzer

  • Centralize your logs

    Aggregate your logs in one place and build an infrastructure-wide view of your NGINX web servers.
  • Trace the chain of events when troubleshooting

    Build context-rich logs with clickable elements to navigate through your logs and find the root cause of issues.
  • Search through your logs with ease

    Create searches and filters to trim your logs and home in on the information you need.

Here's How Papertrail Helps

Centralize your logs

Because it aggregates your logs in a single location in the cloud, the intuitive interface in SolarWinds® Papertrail™ makes it simple to search through your logs. Analyze your web servers holistically and cut through the noise to find the information you need when you need it. Because all your logs are stored in the cloud, it’s easy to scale storage capacity to meet your logging demands. Plus, accessing your logs with search queries is lightning fast no matter how much data you have. Control which users in your team can access which logs using the tool’s access control features in the members area of the account settings. Grant full or read-only permissions to team members and tightly control which ones can purge logs. Assign permissions using individual files or take advantage of log groups for a more high-level approach to access control.

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Trace the chain of events when troubleshooting

Noisy NGINX logs make it time-consuming to understand the events leading up to an incident. Papertrail provides a context-rich search feature to establish a chain of events and find the root cause of issues. The event viewer offers clickable elements designed to narrow down the displayed log results. Click on IP addresses to see all the logs from a single user, no matter which web server handled their requests. By doing so, you can build an infrastructure-wide history and create an end-to-end link of events. If an NGINX web server crashes, you can click on the sender name to see messages from the machine, making troubleshooting much faster and helping you get your web servers up and running sooner.

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Search through your logs with ease

Papertrail provides a simple search syntax for sifting through your NGINX logs. Use text searches to quickly find matching log messages and combine query strings using Boolean operators. You can reduce the number of search results by using search attributes only matching log messages with values in specific fields. Reduce log volume even further by filtering your logs based on time, origin, or custom fields such as user ID. If you need even more control over the logs you view, you can use powerful regular expressions to further refine your logs. The live tail feature in Papertrail lets you see incoming log messages as you receive them and search through them in real time. Pause, search, and scroll through a live feed of messages or use the Papertrail CLI to direct the feed to the command line. The CLI allows you to convert the output into JSON for easy integration with other tools.

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NGINX Logging
Aggregate, monitor, and analyze all your logs in one place. Get the most out of your NGINX logs with cloud-based log management software.

Consolidate, filter, and analyze your NGINX logs

Papertrail
  • Aggregate your NGINX logs to create a unified view of your infrastructure
  • Filter out the noise and home in on the messages you want to see
  • Trace the root cause of issues with contextual links and clickable log elements

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