What's new? A much anticipated new log source, flat log files! Now you can ingest and visualize data from flat application log files right alongside your other crucial log data when troubleshooting and monitoring your Orion nodes. In addition to the new feature we also invested in some improvements to the performance and responsiveness of the UI when dealing with larger data sets so there will be less waiting for results when working in the log viewer.
How does it work? Flat log file ingestion is accomplished using the same Orion agent that you were already using to collect Windows Events from nodes in Orion. (This initial version only supports Windows nodes)
How do I get started? Simply create a profile and assign it to an agent based node... In the Orion console, go to Settings -> All Settings -> Product Specific Settings -> Log and Event Settings and then select "Profiles" and click "Create" to start a profile that defines the attributes of the log file(s) you want to collect and the agent based nodes you want the profile to apply to.
Click on the settings to access the log file profiles.
Click "Create" to start a new profile.
Give the profile a name and an optional description that will be displayed in the profile inventory.
Give the path to the file(s). Wildcards are allowed here.
Select the nodes you want this profile to apply to. A node can have multiple profiles applied if needed.
The summary page allows you to verify what you have configured.
Now your new profile is listed in the inventory.
New Orion Platform Features
With this VMAN RC comes some fantastic new updates & enhancements to the Orion Platform which include:
Monitor up to 1,000,000 elements per Orion Platform instance.
For SAM components the limit is increased to be 550,000 components per SAM installation.
An Orion Map to Success!- Orion Maps improvements, such as creating and customizing text boxes, labels, or layouts, incorporating custom icons, adding shapes, dynamic backgrounds, bulk administration and all newTime Travel.
3rd Party Language Pack Support - scripts to extract UI texts from the Orion Web Console
Your Feedback Counts!
I'm incredibly interested in your feedback, and what's even better is that when you participate by downloading and installing the RC, you get thwack points. More importantly your feedback shapes our products. Post your thoughts, questions and concerns into the RC forum and not only will you be able to get some SolarWinds swag, but we the WPM team will be watching for input to make the product better and better. In addition, sometimes you'll come up with a brand new feature ideas that we would want to consider for a future version. The best place to capture those ideas would be Log Analyzer Feature Requests and as you can see from our What We’re Working on for Log Analyzer page, we take those inputs very seriously.
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