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

Event details and descriptions

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Sep 06, 2016

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The Monitor view includes the Event Details and Event Description windows. These windows display the properties of a selected event in the events grid.

Event Details window

The Event Details window displays data fields for an event you select in the events grid. If you select more than one event, the window displays the properties of the last selected event.


The window fields vary according to your selected event type. For example, network-oriented events display IP addresses and ports in the window. Account-oriented events display account names and domains. The window may also include a severity level.

Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/050/Button-UpDown_13x13.png or the up and down arrow keys to select the previous or next event in the events grid.

Event Description window

The Event Description window displays a description of your selected event in the events grid.


Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/050/Button-AlertInfo_20x14.png to review the event description.

Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/050/EventSelectorButton_19x14.png to return to the Event Details window.

Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/050/Button-UpDown_13x13.png to select the previous or next event and event description in the events grid.

Event Severity Levels

Each event is assigned a number indicating its severity. The following table explains each severity level.






Detailed event information used for debugging by SolarWinds engineers.


System Error

Part of the system is unusable.



SolarWinds informational messages only.


Normal Audit

Normal behavior, but could be part of a signature attack.


Normal Notice

Normal behavior that you should monitor.



Normal behavior under most circumstances, but should be investigated.



Investigation and action is required.



Immediate action is required.

Create a new filter

Click File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/LEMUserGuide_MT/050/050/Button-AddFilter_16x15.png in the Event Details or Event Description windows to create a new filter that captures the currently selected event type. When completed, the Monitor view opens with the new filter open in the events grid. The new filter appears in the Filters pane under the last selected filter. If required, you can edit the filter so it captures specific events.


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13:33, 6 Sep 2016