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Viewing Events

Longitude checks the data it collects for the existence of problem conditions – for example, low disk space or high CPU usage. When a problem condition is found, Longitude creates an Event containing the details of the problem. Problem conditions are displayed graphically in Status Dashboards, and the full details of the problem are available in the text in the Events display.

Status Dashboard

  1. Click on the Dashboard tab.
  2. Click on the Status button.
  3. The Dashboard home page displays an overview of the most severe problem for each dashboard.
    Dashboard home page
  4. To view the details for a dashboard, select the Dashboard in the left pane or the overview dashboard icon in the right pane.
  5. Hovering over a Widget displays details for the specific section of the underlying widget.
    Hover over dashboard
  6. Right-clicking on a widget displays available report options.
    Right click on event widget
  7. The Problem items only report displays the details of the problem condition, with the most severe problems at the top of the report. Click on the Back button to return to the Widget display.
    Summary event display

Events Display

  1. Click on the Dashboard tab.
  2. Click on the Events button.
  3. Longitude Event Detail display:
    Event Monitor

    • The left pane of the Events display contains icons displaying the highest severity event found for the computer.
    • The right pane displays the events found for the servers checked in the left pane – by default the display shows events for the last hour.
    • The Count column is the number of times the event has occurred in the interval being displayed – clicking on the + icon to the left of the Count displays all the events for the interval.
    • Clicking on an Event in the right pane displays the text of the event in the bottom pane.
    • The Windows Event Log, Syslog, and SNMP Traps tabs will only be displayed if these applications are being monitored.
  4. Sorting and Filtering Events:
    Event Monitor filters

    • Most of the columns in the Event Monitor can be filtered and sorted.
    • Click on the column title to sort by that column.
    • Click on the arrow to the right of a column menu to display additional filtering options.
    • The Columns filter is the same for all columns and allows you to remove columns from the display.
    • Filtering options vary depending on the context of the column, e.g.:
      Event Monitor context filter

Monitoring Alerts