Documentation forLog Analyzer
Analyzing logs is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, Log Analyzer (LA). Hybrid Cloud Observability and LA are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

Set LA storage and search retention period

On the Log and Event Settings page, you can set the number of days for each message type for which messages are stored and searchable in the LA database. The default setting is seven days, but you can adjust it to anywhere from one day to one year.

  1. On the Log Viewer toolbar, click Settings.

  2. Click the Retention tab.

  3. On the Retention tab, enter the total number of days to keep syslog, traps, Windows events, log files, and VMware events, and then click Save.*

The Log and Event Settings page (Management tab) also provides links to log processing rules, unmanaged log senders, managed but unlicensed log senders, and log monitoring options.

*The available options will vary based on the SolarWinds Platform products you have installed.