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Welcome to the Sumo Logic UI

Getting around the UI

Use the left nav

The menu that used to be on the top of of the UI is now on the left side (we call it the 'left nav').

Click the arrow to minimize the left nav and expand the view of the working area of the UI.

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Click the Menu icon to expand the left nav.

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Work with tabs

The new UI has a flexible tab structure that allows you to keep multiple pages open and improves navigation.

When you select a page from the left nav, the page opens in a new tab. All the tabs are shown at the top of the UI.

Tabs in the new UI

Each of these selections opens a new tab.

  • Saved search or dashboard selected from the left nav or library
  • New log search, metrics visualization or Live Tail session
  • App catalog from the left nav
  • Manage pages in the left nav
  • Account page 

Up to 50 tabs can be open at the same time.

To rename a tab, double-click the tab name, enter a new name, and press Return.

You can close any tab by hovering over the tab and clicking the X icon.

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For the search tabs, additional options to close tabs are available. Hover over the tab, click the dotted icon, and select any of these actions.

  • Rename
  • Duplicate
  • Close
  • Close other tabs
  • Close all tabs
  • Pin


For the metrics tabs, you get these options - 

  • Rename
  • Close
  • Close other tabs
  • Close all tabs

For the Live Tail tabs, you get these options - 

  • Rename
  • Close
  • Close other tabs
  • Close all tabs
  • Pop-out

The tabs even stay open when you sign out and sign back in again, so you can start where you left off.

Use the left and right facing arrows to move back and forth among the tabs.

Arrows to scroll through tabs

Getting things done in the new UI

With the new UI, it's easy for everyone to

And it's easy for admins to navigate to management functions:

Kick off new log searches, metrics visualization, or Live Tail sessions

It's now super easy to start working with logs or metrics. If you click the +New icon in the Tabs area, you'll see these options: 

  • Log Search. Open the Search page to search logs.
  • Metrics. Open the Metrics page to create a metrics visualization.
  • Live Tail. View a real-time live feed of log events associated with a Source or Collector, which you can use as a tool for development and troubleshooting.

Show recently opened dashboards and searches

The Home icon at the top of the UI opens the Home page, where you'll see a list of recently opened dashboards, recently run searches, recommended dashboards, and pinned searches.

Access the learn page to get to the quick start videos, tutorials, and other options

The Learn tab gives you easy access to the Quick Start Videos, Using Sumo Logic Tutorial, Set Up Sumo Logic Tutorial, Support, Docs, Training, Request a Feature, Community, and What's New.

Access your saved searches and dashboards 

Click the Library icon in the left nav and select Personal to list the searches and dashboards that you have saved.

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Access searches and dashboards shared by others in your org from the library

Click the Library icon in the left nav and select Org to list the searches and dashboards that others in your organization have shared with you.

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Search for a saved search or dashboard 

Select whether to search for a personal or org entry, enter a search string, and press Return to list the matching entries.

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Access recently saved searches and dashboards

Click the Recent icon in the left nav.

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Include favorites in your list of saved searches and dashboards

Click the Favorites icon in the left nav to show your list of favorites.

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To add a search or dashboard to your favorites, hover over it in the left nav and click the Favorites icon.

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Access the app catalog

Click App Catalog in the left nav to open the app catalog.

Manage your account preferences

Click your name in the left nav and select Preferences to manage preferences for your account

Accessing management pages (for admins only)

The Manage Data on the left nav provides access to all the familiar management functions.

Collection. Manage collectors and sources

Settings. Manage Field extraction rules, partitions, scheduled views, metrics rulesconnections, and data forwarding.

Alerts. Metrics monitors

Managing your organization's account (for admins only)

The Administration in the left nav provides options to manage your account.

Account. View information about your organization's Sumo Logic subscription, enable and manage the data volume index, manage billing.

Users and RolesManage users and roles.

Security. Set password policy for your orgset up security whitelistmanage access keys, manage security polices (audit indexsupport account access, and dashboard sharing), and set up SAML authentication.