Log Display

The Log Display is used to read the central log of system:inmation. Similar to the History displays, the Log Display reads information archived in the server side repository, and always uses a time span when asking the Core for data. Since the data returned is log information ordered by time, and not values, this history query does not use any aggregate. Multiple filtering (especially based on source object) and sorting mechanisms are supported, some being predefined by system views. The Log Display can be configured to update automatically to show log messages when arriving in the central log online. The display can be opened from the Open menu (shortcut Ctrl+L) or the context menu of an object in a model panel (shortcut Alt+L).

Log Display
Figure 1. Log Display
Table 1. Log Display - Menu Bar Options
Element Shortcut Action

icon save

Ctrl+Shift+S

Calls the Save Display dialog

icon open

Ctrl+Shift+O

Calls the Open Display dialog

icon audit trail print 64

Open the Print dialog to print the Log Display content

icon settings

Calls the Settings dialog

icon mass config import

Import display from file

icon export

Ctrl+Shift+E

Export the Log Display Data to a MS Excel file and opens the file automatically

icon time period

F6

Opens the Time Period Setting dialog

icon refresh 02

F5

Refresh trend data based on current time period setting

icon play

Play/Pause auto-updating

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Filter field to filter log messages for particular objects. For example drag and drop objects into the log display or use the context menu to open a log display specific to that object. The object name is displayed in this field and only messages relevant to the object are displayed. To remove filter click on the trash icon next to the object name.

icon filter delete

Column Filter allows you to filter the visible columns to those of certain relevance. For example a General Overview or Network View can be selected. The default view can be configured in the General Settings accessible through the Options menu or shortcut F10.

icon grid auto resize columns

Automatically resizes all columns to fit content

The events in the Log display can also be viewed in respect to the distribution of events over the selected period of time using the Event Distribution display. This is accessed by pulling across the sidebar on the right hand side of the Log Display.

Log Display - Event Distribution Viewer
Figure 2. Log Display - Event Distribution Viewer

The types of events displayed can be changed under the TIP: settings button. The time cursor can be toggled on and off. Clicking on the event bars will display that period of log messages in the main Log Display. The slider bar at the bottom of the Event Distribution viewer changes the time distribution interval for grouping events. The drop down menu at the top of the viewer changes the display to show event distribution in terms of severity and severity distribution percentage.

Event Distribution - Severity Distribution
Figure 3. Event Distribution - Severity Distribution