#FeatureFriday: Understanding (and fixing) Logging Levels

Welcome to “Feature Friday”, a series of (typically short) videos which explain a feature, function, or technique.

Within SolarWinds Orion (the framework which provides a common set of functions like reporting and alerting; and which also provides the glue to bind together all the different modules) one of the more robust ways to understand what is happening under the hood is the log files. But all the information you COULD see is not there by default. So SolarWinds provides a way to tweak those logging levels.

Unfortunately, over time the logging levels end up out of whack with what you need on a daily basis.

In the video below SolarWinds Head Geeks Kong Yang, Patrick Hubbard, and I dig into where those logs are, what they contain, how to change your logging levels, and how to put them back to the “right” way when you are done.

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