Use the Advanced Filter Builder dialog to create a defined filter consisting of one or more complex criteria groups for use with WhatsUp Gold log management data ingestion and associated reporting. This interface can be most easily accessed by selecting SETTINGS > Log Management > Log Filter Library, then clicking the Add icon. You can also navigate to the Advanced Filter Builder dialog directly from the Log Viewer by clicking Advanced Filter, then selecting New Filter from the menu that appears.
To create an advanced filter for use with WhatsUp Gold Log Management:
Tip: When the center drop-down menu is expanded, you can hover over any item in the list to display a tool tip describing that option in greater detail.
When viewing the Log Filter Library, you can see a list of all saved filters as well as related information including the number of Alert Center thresholds that have been configured using that filter and which user last updated the filter criteria and when.
Note: Pre-defined filters displayed in the library are appended with a lock icon and cannot be edited.
To launch the Log Management Filter Frequency Alert Center threshold configuration dialog in order to set up an alert for any filter displayed, select the filter, then click Setup Alert. The configuration dialog appears with the Log filter field automatically populated with the filter you selected in the library. If a saved filter already has an alert applied to it, you can create an additional alert using the same control.
Caution: Clicking Remove Alert will remove all alerts applied to the selected filter.