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Find, filter, and group LEM reports

Updated: September 15, 2017

Find a LEM report by title

  1. Open the LEM reports application. See Open the LEM reports application for steps.

  2. Click the Settings tab.

  3. Click the Category drop-down menu and select the category that contains your targeted report.

  4. Click a report title and begin entering your report name.

    The console highlights the first report that matches your text. For example, if you click Standard Reports and enter Event, the system highlights Event Summary, which is the first matching report title.

Find reports for specific industries

Use the Industry Setup tab to select the industries and areas of regulatory compliance related to your company. This helps you reduce the number of reports that display in the Industry Reports list.

  1. Open the LEM reports application. See Open the LEM reports application for steps.

  2. In the Settings tab, click Manage and select Manage Categories.

  3. In the Manage Categories form, click the Industry Setup tab.

    The Classifications section lists industries and regulatory areas supported by standard Reports. The Reports for section displays the standard reports that support your classification selections.

  4. Select the check box for each industry related to your company.

    The Reports for section displays all standard reports that support your selected industry.

  5. Select the check box for each regulatory area related to your company.

    See Industry options for more information.

  6. Click OK.

Industry Options

Industry reports are standard reports designed to support the compliance and auditing needs of certain industries. SolarWinds provides reports that support the financial services and health care industries, as well as the accountability reporting needs of publicly traded companies. The following table describes the compliance and auditing areas supported in the reports.

Supported industry Description



Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which gives parents and eligible students certain rights with respect to their children's education records.


CoCo UK Code of Connection regulations.
DISA STIG Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG).


Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

NERC-CIP North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards.



Cardholder Information Security Program, which helps safeguard credit card and bank card transactions at the point of sale, over the Internet, on the phone, or through the mail. CISP helps protect cardholder data for cardholders, merchants, and service providers.


Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT™). COBIT is an open standard for IT security and control practices. It includes more than 320 control objectives and includes audit guides for more than 30 IT processes.


Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA).

GLBA requires financial institutions to protect the security, integrity, and confidentiality of consumer information. It affects banking institutions, insurance companies, securities firms, tax preparation services, all credit card companies, and all federally insured financial institutions.

Security information and event management (SIEM) plays a vital role in GLBA.


National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the United States government.


Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard requirements of VISA CISP and AIS, MasterCard SDP, American Express and DiscoverCard.


Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002. Sarbanes-Oxley protects company investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to securities laws. Provisions within Sarbanes-Oxley hold executive management and the board of directors liable for criminal and civil penalties. Specifically, under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, executives must certify and demonstrate that they have established and are maintaining an adequate internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting.


GPG13 Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG13), a mandatory aspect of CoCo compliance.

ISO 17799/

ISO 17799, ISO 27001, and ISO 27002 international security standards.



Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which requires national standards for electronic health care transactions.

View LEM report properties

In the reports grid, select a report and click Report Properties. A dialog box displays with information about your report.


Filter and sort LEM report lists in the reports application

Use the Reports window to filter your report list and display only those reports associated with a particular report title, category, level, or type. You can also apply more than one filter at a time to display a very small subset of the report list. If required, you can create your own custom filter, and save them for later use.

Each report list column header includes a drop-down menu that displays column filter options, as shown below.


For example, selecting Audit reduces the list to show only the reports associated with the Audit category.

When you apply a filter, a yellow status bar appears below the reports list. The status bar lists which filters are currently applied. You can use this list to remove each filter individually, or to remove them all at once.

Filter the report list to reduce the number of listed reports

  1. Decide which column you want to use for the filter.

  2. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/1050-Find_filter_and_group_LEM_reports/filterdrop-downarrow_14x11.gif and select a filter option.

    The report list refreshes to display the filtered list.

  3. Repeat Step 2 for each additional filter you want to apply.

Change a filter setting

In the status bar below the report list, click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/1050-Find_filter_and_group_LEM_reports/filterdrop-downarrow_13x11.gif and select a different filter option from your list of most commonly-used filters.


Sort the report list

You can sort the report list by clicking the column headers. This sorts the entire report list by the contents of your selected column in either ascending or descending order.


  • The column header displays File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/1050-Find_filter_and_group_LEM_reports/sortuparrow.gif indicating the report list is sorted by this column in ascending order.
  • Click the column header again to reverse-sort the report list in descending order. The column header displays File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/1050-Find_filter_and_group_LEM_reports/sortdownarrow_11x11.gif indicating the report list is sorted by this column in descending order.

Turn off report filters

In the Reports window, when you are finished with a report filter, you can turn it off. Turning off a filter refreshes the report list so that it displays the list without that column filter. You can turn off a single filter or all of the filters at once.

To turn off a filter, clear the check box next to the filter in the status bar.


To turn off all of the filters, click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEM/Log_and_Event_Manager_Administrator's_Guide/LEM_Administrator's_Guide/1050-Find_filter_and_group_LEM_reports/filter-remove_17x14.gif in the status bar. The report list refreshes to display the list without any filters.

Manage report categories

Use the Manage Categories form to select reports from several industries, including Federal, Education, and Healthcare. You can search for specific reports and add reports to your Favorite Reports list.


Using the Industry Setup tab, you can select the industries and areas of regulatory compliance related to your company. Reports related to the options you select display in the Industry Reports list.

The Favorites Setup tab includes a search option to list, sort, and group the report list by industry and regulatory area. It highlights reports currently listed in your Favorite Reports list and allows you to add new reports to the list.

The tab also includes a Favorites tab that displays your current list of favorite reports. You can use this view to sort and group your favorite reports to locate a specific report. When needed, this view is also used to remove a report from your list of favorites.

Create a list of favorite LEM reports

You can access frequently-used reports by adding them to the Favorite Reports list. This list can include both standard and custom reports. To create a favorite reports list, search the reports and then add your selections to your Favorites list.

Each authorized reports application user can set up a list of favorite reports. Each list is unique to the user logged in to the console. A reports application user is determined by the user’s Windows account. If two users on the same computer log in to the same account, they will share a list of favorites.

Step 1: Search the reports

  1. Open the LEM reports application. See Open the LEM reports application for steps.

  2. In the Settings tab, click Manage and select Manage Categories.

  3. Click the Favorites Setup tab.

  4. Click the Search tab.

    The Classifications section lists industries and regulatory areas supported by standard Reports. The Reports Matching Search Criteria box lists all standard SolarWinds report. If a report appears highlighted in green, the report is in your Favorite Reports tab.


  5. In the Classifications section, select each industry or regulatory area related to your company.

  6. Click Search.

    The Reports Matching Search Criteria section displays all standard reports that support your options.

    For example, if you select Finance, Search lists reports associated with Finance. If you selected Finance and PCI, Search lists every report that is associated with either Finance or PCI.

    You can organize the report list by sorting, filtering, and grouping the report list.

Step 2: Add a report to your Favorites tab

  1. Locate a report in the report list to save to the Favorite Reports list.

  2. Right-click the report and select Add to Favorites.

  3. Click Apply.

    The report is saved to your Favorites list.

Remove a report from the Favorites tab

When you remove a report from the Favorite Reports list, the report remains in its original category. It is not deleted from the reports application.

  1. Open the LEM reports application. See Open the LEM reports application for steps.

  2. On the Settings tab, click Manage and select Manage Categories.

  3. Click the Favorites tab.

  4. Select a report and click Remove From Favorites.


  5. Click Apply.

    The report is removed from the Favorites tab.

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