Unix severity and error reports
A single Unix system is capable of producing over a hundred thousand syslogs in a single day. An organization with a network of Unix systems generates millions of syslogs in less than a week. Auditing these logs is quite a daunting task. With millions of logs, what information should you look for?
One of the simplest, but most effective ways to obtain meaningful insights from your syslogs is to sort them based on their severity level. Another simple method is to look for error logs, a useful indicator of how well a device is performing. Using an automated tool like EventLog Analyzer is the best way to quickly sort and review these syslog messages.
Report features in EventLog Analyzer
EventLog Analyzer automatically collects syslogs from your Unix devices and generates predefined reports for varying levels of analysis. A few of EventLog Analyzer's key reporting features include:
- Automatic, real-time log collection; collected logs are sorted into individual reports for each severity level.
- Graph and table formats for each report.
- Report filters to sort information by device and user.
- Calendar widget to adjust the time range for reports.
- Built-in search feature within each report.
- Click-based drill down feature to view raw log information.
Unix severity reports
The severity reports are the most basic but useful set of reports provided. With neatly organized, easy to work with data, you can quickly interpret the severity data and gain insights into your Unix network. For instance, a device that had a spike in warning messages in the previous week may indicate an issue that arose within that same time frame.
Emergency Events | Alert Events | Critical Events | Error Events | Warning Events | Notice Events | Information Events | Debug Events
Unix error reports
EventLog Analyzer generates reports for several common error logs created by Unix devices. These reports are useful in identifying which devices are causing the most errors, and what kind of errors they're generating. Noteworthy error reports include:
- Unix mail server error reports: These reports highlight the errors raised by the Unix mail server application, such as mail rejections.
- Network-related error reports: These reports display errors that occur when connecting Unix devices over a network, such as a bad ISP error or a reverse lookup error.
Top Mail Errors | Top mail rejection errors | Top mail errors based on senders | Bad ISP Errors | Bad Device Config Errors | Reverse Lookup Errors | Device Name Mismatch Error | Device Address Mismatch Error