Event logs

Definition

Event logs allow us to:

  • View the changes of status and state of the monitored objects
  • See the notifications sent and their recipients

These logs can be viewed over a given time.

Viewing

To view the event logs, go into the menu: Monitoring ==> Event logs.

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The upper menu can be used to select the hosts and/or the services event logs to be viewed. You can choose a selection of services or hosts in a list contained in servicegroup or hostgroup.

The Message Type and status field can be used to select the search filters to display the events required.

The Log Period field can be used to select the time period for which we want to view the events. The drop-down list can be used to select generic time periods. If the drop-down list is empty it is possible to choose the time period manually using the From and To fields.

The table can be used to view the results.

Filtering the logs

Type of logs

It is possible to display several types of log on the given period:

  • Services with the WARNING status by checking Alerts
  • Errors (hosts not available or services with the CRITICAL status) by checking Errors
  • Confirmed incidents on hosts or services (“HARD”) by clicking on Hard only
  • Notifications sent by clicking on Notifications

Status of the host or the service

Note

The choice made here affects the checked boxes in Message Type. It is also possible to view the different messages by selecting the status desired for the hosts or services manually.

Results

The table below describes the columns of the table of results.

Column name Description
Day Show log date
Time Show log time
Object Name Show object name (host and/or service)
Status Show object status
Type Show object state (‘SOFT’ or ‘HARD’)
Retry Show number of try since actual status
Output Show output for the host or the service
Contact Show contact (only for notification)
Command Show the notification command (only for notification)