System logs and quick reports

The System logs contain information about the event times, event types, sites, domains, servers, and severity levels.
The following System log types are available:
  • Administrative
    Available information includes items such as event time and event type; the domain, site, and server involved; severity; administrator; and description.
  • Client-Server Activity
    Available information includes items such as event time and event type; the domain, site, and server involved; client; and user name.
  • Server Activity
    Available information includes items such as event time and event type; the site and server involved; severity; description; and message.
  • Client Activity
    Available information includes items such as event time, event type, event source, domain, description, site, computer, and severity.
Additional Settings filter options for views of the System logs describes the additional settings filter options for the logs.
Additional Settings filter options for views of the System logs
Option
Description
Error message
Specifies the type of error message events you want to view.
This option is only available for the
Administrative
log and
Server Activity
log.
Client
Specifies the client that you want to view information about.
This option is only available for the
Client-Server Activity
log.
Event source
Specifies the software component that generated the event that you want to view information about. For example, the source can be
sylink
, the communications link to the server.
This option is only available for the
Client Activity
log.
  • Event type
  • Severity
  • Site
  • Domain
  • Server
  • User
Some of these fields accept a comma-separated list as input. You can use the wildcard character question mark (?), which matches any one character, and the asterisk (*), which matches any string of characters. You can also click the dots to select from a list of known sites.
Additional Settings filter options for System quick reports
Option
Description
Event type
Specifies the type of event that you want to view information about.
For example, for the
Top Clients That Generate Errors
report, you can select
Installation events
or
Policy events
.
For example, for the
Top Servers That Generate Errors
report, you can select
Database maintenance events
or
Find unmanaged computers events
.
Error message
Specifies the type of error message that you want to see information about.
This option is only available for the
Top Servers That Generate Errors
report and the
Database Replication Failures Over Time
report.
Event source
Specifies the software component that generated the event that you want to view information about. For example, the source can be
sylink
, the communications link to the server.
This option is only available for the
Top Clients That Generate Errors
report.
The
Site Status
report has no Additional Settings filter options.
When administrators and limited administrators view reports, they see a subset of the information that system administrators see. The information includes the security summary, the total number of clients that have been installed, and the number of clients that have been online.