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Home > Success Center > Log & Event Manager (LEM) > SolarWinds LEM 6.3 User Guide > Monitor view in the LEM console > Monitor view features

Monitor view features

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Aug 10, 2016

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The Monitor view includes several features to help you review and analyze current events in your network.

Filters

The Filters pane stores all filters you can apply to the console event messages.

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All filters are stored in groups. To add a filter to the events grid, click a filter group and then click a filter. The events grid title changes to the name of the event and the grid refreshes and displays the incoming events allowed by the filter conditions.

Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/Button-Plus(Gray)_19x15.png to create your own custom filters and filter groups. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/Button-Gear(Gray)_19x16.png to edit, pause, resume, turn on, turn off, import, export, or delete filters.

Filter Notifications

The Filter Notifications pane summarizes the event activity from your active notification filters that use blink, popup, or sound notifications. Click a filter name to view the events associated with the targeted filter.

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Events Grid

The Events grid displays the events that occur for your selected filter. This grid displays each event that occurs for your selected filter, as well as every event logged to each manager. The title bar displays the filter name you selected in the Filters pane.

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As the agents monitor each configured data source on your network, they send the events to each manager. In turn, the event grid displays the events logged to each manager that is connected to the console. By default, incoming events always appear at the top of the grid, allowing the Monitor view to always display the most recent activity.

The toolbar includes additional options:??

  • Respond. Click this option to respond to a particular event message. For example, you can choose to block an IP address, or restart or shut down machine that is the event activity source.
  • Explore. Click this option to select a particular event message or one of its specific data elements with an explorer. The selected cell (or string) determines the explorers you can choose.
  • Pause. Click this option to stop the event traffic reported by the filter. When finished, click Resume to continue.
  • Highlight Selected Row(s). Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/HighlightSelectedRows_21x13.png to highlight rows in the Events grid with a selected color.
  • Settings. Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/Button-Gear(Gray)_17x14.png and select an option to mark messages as read or unread, remove messages, or copy event information.

Widget

The Widget pane displays the widgets associated with the filter currently applied to the events grid. Widgets automatically refresh themselves to reflect changes in events grid filtering.

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You can view the widgets associated with this filter by clicking the drop-down menu and selecting an option.

You can also:

  • Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/Icon-WidgetConfig2_17x17.png to change the presentation format (such as pie chart, bar chart, and so on).
  • Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/Plus_14x12.png to create a new widget.
  • Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/Icon-WidgetEdit3_15x15.png to open Widget Builder and create a new widget.
  • Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/Button-Legend_15x15.png to display the widget legend.
  • Hover your mouse over a format item to view specific information.

Change the widget display for a selected filter

  1. In the LEM console, click Monitor.
  2. In the Filters pane, maximize a category and click the filter you want to modify.
  3. In the Widgets pane, click the drop-down menu and select the widget you want your filter to display.

Event Details

The Event Details pane displays specific information about the last event you selected in the Events grid. When you click an event, the event is highlighted in the Event Details pane, along with supporting information. To view the event details for a specific event, select the event in the event stream and review the results in the Event Details pane.

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You can also:

  • Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/CreateFilter_16x16.png to create a filter for this event.
  • Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/UpDown2_13x14.png to view the previous or next event.
  • Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/EventDescription.png to view the event description.
  • Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/010/EventDescriptionDetails.png to return to the event details.

Notifications

The Notifications tab summarizes the event activity from each of your active notification filters that use blink, popup, or sound notifications. Click a filter name in this tab to view the events associated with the targeted filter.

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Nodes

The Nodes tab opens the Nodes screen in Manage view, allowing you to connect or disconnect from a manager, add a manager agent, and configure rules, policies, and network security connectors that apply to each manager

Appliances

The Appliance tab opens the Appliance screen in Manage view to add, configure, and maintain each virtual appliance associated with and monitored by the LEM system.

Appliances is used here as a generic term that includes managers, as well as database, logging, network, and nDepth servers.

 

 
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