Viewing Events and Logs

The Events and Logs View overview

Clicking on the Events and Logs button in the menu opens the Events and Logs view in the main application window.

The Events and Logs View is where log files that are opened are displayed and where events and tags can be searched for. Using the Events and Logs wizard on the Home tab you can quickly filter to the specific time period or events that you are looking for.

The Events and Logs View menu

  • The Event Search returns either a graphical or tabular representation of all of the events and annotations that have been found matching the criteria specified in the Event Search form. The chart that is displayed is a scatter plot of events. Hovering over an event will display more information about the event including the time stamp, PID of the executing sessions, and a more detailed description of the event. Clicking on an event in the chart will take you to a Timespan for that session.

  • The Tag Events Quicksearch displays a waterfall graphical representation of all of the event that have been found matching the starting with criteria. The chart that is displayed is a scatter plot of events. Hovering over an event will display more information about the event including the time stamp, PID of the executing sessions, and the a more detailed description of the event. Clicking on an event in the chart will take you to a Timespan for that session.

Viewing log files

You can view the log file of any session if that session has a log file that ESM knows about. To determine whether or not a log file is associated with a session you can select the burger menu from the top left of the session portlet and check the Show Log option. If it is disabled then ESM is not aware of the log that relates to this session:

Show Session Log

Clicking on the Show Log session portlet menu option will prompt you for your user credentials. Once you have entered your ESM username and password, the log file will be opened in a new tab under the Events and Logs menu:

View Session Log