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Explore the SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


The SolarWinds Platform Log Viewer allows you to monitor and review logs from nodes monitored by your SolarWinds Platform products. In the Log Viewer, you can access your syslog and trap messages, monitor VMware events*, filter and search event logs, integrate SolarWinds Platform alerts, and more.

  • To access syslogs in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, navigate to Alerts & Activity > Syslogs.
  • To access traps in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, navigate to Alerts & Activity > Traps.
  • To access VMware events in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, navigate to My Dashboards > VMware Events.

*Requires VMAN.

Number Item Description
1 Filters

The Filters pane displays all filters you can apply to event messages. All filters are stored in groups. To apply a filter to the events table, click to expand a filter group, and then select a filter. The events table refreshes and displays events allowed by the filter conditions. Click the Hide Pane icon to collapse the pane, or the Show Pane icon to expand it.

2 Events

The Events table displays events that exist for your selected filter. The Filters pane displays the total number and names of applied filters. Enter keywords in tandem with the Filters pane to review specific activity. Select a specific event to view the associated details in the Entry Details pane. The color of the event (red, yellow, light blue) denotes the level of logged events (Error, Warning, Informational).

The Events table can display a maximum of 1,000 items. Use the search, filter, and zoom options to find the message you are looking for.

3 SolarWinds Platform Web Console menu bar Use the SolarWinds Platform Web Console menu bar to access integrated SolarWinds Platform products and functions, view your notifications, log out, and launch the Success Center.
4 Log Viewer toolbar Click Settings to access Log Viewer settings.
5 Entry Details The Entry Details pane displays specific information about the last event you selected in the Events table. When you click an event, the event is highlighted in the Entry Details pane along with supporting information. Click one or more entry details filter icons to apply additional conditions to your current filter set.
6 Search The Search box uses full text search. Neither wildcards nor regex syntax are supported.