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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.7 - Release Notes

Configure | Error Log Entries

Spotlight can be configured to scan the SQL Server error log for matching entries. Use this screen to enable error log scanning and define the log entry text for Spotlight to match.

If Spotlight finds a match the Error Log - Error Count Alarm is raised on the SQL Server | Home Page | Background Processes Panel | Error Log button. More information on the error log item raised is available from the SQL Server | Error Log Drilldown

Note: Spotlight scans the error logs at the configured frequency. If you make changes to the alert rules it may take some time for changes to take effect. You can change the frequency via Configure | Scheduling.

Open this screen from the Spotlight Client

Click Configure | Error Log Entries

TIP: To open this screen with a connection pre-selected, from the SQL Server | Home Page click Error Log, or from the SQL Server | Error Log Drilldown click Error Log Entries.

Select template or connection to configure

Select the SQL Server connection from the list of available options. Spotlight will show the configuration for that connection. Make changes if required. Optionally use the options at the bottom of the screen to apply the same configuration to other SQL Server connections or save the configuration as a template.

Alternatively, select a template to configure. The templates you have previously saved for Spotlight Error Log Entries configuration are listed. On selecting the template you can view / modify / reapply the template configuration. You can delete or rename the template. For more information, see Configuration templates.

Define log entry text for Spotlight to match

Option Description

Select

Select the Override the factory settings option to modify the settings for the selected template or connection.

Select Enable error log scanning to request Spotlight scan the SQL Server error log for matching entries.

See a list of log entry text strings. Click Add to add to the list. Each text string can be enabled or disabled as appropriate. Spotlight only matches enabled text strings.

Click Description

Add

Add a new text string for Spotlight to scan each log entry for.

Do not use the | character as part of the text string as Spotlight uses this character to mark the end of the string.

Edit

Modify the selected text string.

Delete

Remove the selected text string.

Copy

Copy the selected text string to a new entry.

Enable All

Enable all text strings.

Disable All

Disable all text strings.

Clear

Clear the Override the factory settings option to return the settings for the selected template or connection to the Factory Settings. These are the settings that were shipped with Spotlight. The default setting is to not scan the SQL Server error log for matching entries.

Reuse this configuration

Click Description
Apply configuration to… Optionally, apply this configuration to other connections.
Save to Template Optionally, save this configuration to a template. Where a template has been selected to configure you will also see options to Delete or Rename the template. For more information on Templates, see Configuration templates.
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