Logging Quick Start
WhatsUp Gold Logging Quick Start provides rich summaries, dashboard-like views, interactivity, and charting capabilities needed to leverage event, monitor, resource availability, and other system data along with the necessary export and scheduling controls to distribute this data to stakeholders.
Track, journal, and distribute WhatsUp Gold monitor data
This section outlines easy steps and best practices for tracking health, status, and performance data for your network devices, infrastructure, and applications.
Begin your logging and reporting efforts:
- Start with one of the following:
- An existing dashboard ( menu ) in full or just as a starting point that you can add views, logs, and reports to.
- A built-in full-page report ( menu ).
- A built-in log view ( menu > ).
- Select devices and apply settings.
: For scheduled reports, it is best practice to create an additional WhatsUp Gold user to ensure that the scheduled export and email of report data maintains consistent settings, graphing modes, and format. WhatsUp Gold (settings for graphing, top n, and thresholding, for example) persist based on the report instance, the current device selected, and the WhatsUp Gold login you use.
- Distribute monitor data:
- Share dashboard views with stakeholders or team members that log in as other WhatsUp Gold users.
- E-mail reports, charts, and data to stakeholders and team members.
Use these components to leverage and visualize your monitoring data
- Logging. View, filter, and distribute historic or up-to minute log messages from managed devices or WhatsUp Gold services.
- Reporting. View and distribute performance, alerts, inventory, accounting, and all data associated with operationalized monitors and policies.
- Dashboarding. Use, assemble, or share dashboards to perform critical management, troubleshooting, and forensics tasks. Each dashboard supports multiple views. Within each view, you can assemble your choice of logs, reports, and summaries.
- Real-time reporting. When informed decisions are time-critical, use the RealTime Performance monitor (RTM) reports. RTM returns streams of Windows Task Manager and Linux Top visual and performance and capacity utilization over split-second intervals to your web browser.