Log Monitoring

If you want to analyze large amounts of log data from multiple clients in your environment, you can set up monitoring policies to collect and filter the log data. Monitoring policies help you capture log events to efficiently analyze and monitor the state of your environment.


Laptop clients are excluded from Log Monitoring. That is, log data from laptop clients will not be captured.

During the monitoring process, log events are filtered based on the log criteria specified in the monitoring policy. When the criteria matches one or more log events, the monitoring policy collects the information and stores it in the Index Server. If the log criteria are not specified, the monitoring policy collects the complete logs for monitoring. You can monitor the collected log data using the Log Monitoring application in the Web Console.

A user can view the logs of a client for which the user has:

Supported Data Sources

You can monitor a variety of system-generated logs:

  • Text log files, such as Commvault logs and csv logs

  • CommServe database logs, which include Audit Trail, CommCell alerts and Event Viewer logs

  • Windows events, such as System Event and Application Event logs

  • UNIX system logs

For more more information on supported data sources, see Planning for Your Log Monitoring Policy: Identify the log files you want to monitor.

Key Features

The log monitoring solution includes the following features:

Log Data Collection and Log Management

You can use monitoring policies to accomplish the following goals:

  • Capture the log data to quickly address future issues and to troubleshoot cases

  • Collect the log messages from the supported data sources on Windows, UNIX and Mac clients

  • Monitor the logs in real time or schedule the policy to run at specific intervals.

Customizable Log Data Capture

You can set additional options to capture the log data that you want to monitor. For example, you can use keywords and filtering criteria to collect specific log events.

Global Monitoring Policies

You can create a global monitoring policy in a CommCell and use it to index data from monitoring policies in other CommCells.

Log Monitoring Application

You can use the Log Monitoring Application on the Web Console for various Monitoring activities like search for log data, create alerts and reports based on your searches, share the searches, and upload new log files for immediate log data analysis.