Documentation forHybrid Cloud Observability Essentialsand Log Analyzer

LA feature comparison

The following table lists the features available with the legacy Syslog and Trap Viewers, SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer (Basic), and Log Analyzer.

Feature

Syslog/Trap Viewers SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer (Basic) Log Analyzer

Syslog/trap collection*

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Windows event collection

(error)

(error)

(tick)

Log files collection (error) (error) (tick)
VMware event collection** (error) (tick) (tick)

Search event logs

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Filter event logs

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Create custom rules

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Log tagging

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

Histogram

(error)

(error)

(tick)

Live Mode

(error)

(error)

(tick)

SolarWinds Platform alert integration

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

Cross-stack correlation via Perfstack™ (error) (tick) (tick)

Filter on log tags

(error)

(error)

(tick)

Separate database for log collection (error) (tick) (tick)

Free polling engine

(error)

(error)

(tick)

Centralized Upgrades

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Syslog/Trap forwarding

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Export logs to CSV

(error)

(error)

(tick)

Reorder custom rules

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer access from Node Details resource (error) (error) (tick)
LA instant eval (error) (tick) (tick)

*Installation of LA or LV replaces existing legacy syslog and trap services, but does not provide 100 percent feature parity. Learn more here.

Starting with Hybrid Cloud Observability Essentials 2022.2, you can migrate legacy syslog and trap rules.

** Requires a SolarWinds Virtualization Manager license.