Controlling access to logs is awkward in large distributed Windows environments.
Each service and application writes its own log files, which live on individual servers, making infrastructure-wide analysis difficult.
Distributed logs in various formats makes analyzing Windows logs tedious and time-consuming.
Get access to the logs you need using log groups. Collect your logs into groups and assign access permissions based on the categories that make the most sense for your organization. Group logs by server hostname, staging or production environment, business unit, or application role such as web server and Postres cluster. Quickly find all relevant logs with a few clicks, and further refine your investigation with searches. Selectively grant users access to log groups with the SolarWinds® Papertrail™ members section. Choose between read-only and full access to logs, and control which individual group members can purge logs.Sign up for a free plan
With all your logs stored in one central location, you can get immediate visibility across your entire infrastructure and all your services. Build a complete picture of your systems, and view and search all logs message with one central interface. Use live tail to monitor new log messages in real time and see the live stream of events as they happen. Clickable log elements such as IP address, sender hostname, and user ID help you effortlessly navigate through all of your log data by filtering out unrelated messages. Discover the events leading up to a kernel crash by clicking on a hostname, or click on a user ID to trace transactions across multiple log lines.Sign up for a free plan
Cut through verbose log data with advanced searching and filtering capabilities. Refine the log messages you see using a simple search syntax or create powerful filters with regular expressions. Strip away unnecessary messages and exclude routine events with exclusion searches, so you can uncover the clues you need to troubleshoot faster. You can turn your most frequent search queries into repeatable scripts with saved searches, and schedule them to run automatically to create alerts. Alert notifications can be sent via email or directed to communication tools such as Slack, PagerDuty, and even custom webhooks.Sign up for a free plan