Documentation forSolarWinds Platform

Advanced Syslog Summary

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies to the following products if you are NOT using the Orion Log Viewer to monitor syslogs.


The Advanced Syslog Summary widget groups by message type all Syslog messages received by the currently viewed node, where the message type is encoded in the Syslog message packet. For each message type, this widget provides the severity, the hostname or IP address of the message originator, and the total number of Syslog messages received.

Available action

  • Click a device or message count to open the Syslog View.

    You can also access the view by clicking Alerts & Activity > Syslogs in the menu bar.

Customize the widget

  • Click Edit to edit the title, select the time period over which to display Syslog message counts, and select either Severity or Count as the sort criterion.

Learn more about monitoring syslogs in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.