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Sumo Logic

Install the Windows App and view the Dashboards

The Sumo Logic app for Windows consists of Dashboards and an extensive set of searches grouped by their topics under four sub-folders: Security Status, System Activity, Updates, and User Activity.

Sumo Logic App

Now that you have configured Windows logs, install the Sumo Logic App for Windows to take advantage of the pre-configured searches and dashboards to analyze your Windows data. 

To install the app:

Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 
  2. To install the app, click Add to Library and complete the following fields.
    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source. Select either of these options for the data source.

      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list.

      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
    4. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. See Welcome to the New Library for information on working with the library in the new UI.

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Dashboards

Windows - Overview

See information about Windows update errors, fatal or warning messages, policy changes, system restarts, and changes to administrative groups.

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Top Windows Update Error Codes. Displays the top 10 Windows update error codes in a pie chart for the last 24 hours.

All Fatal or Warning Messages by Source Host. Provides details on the number of all fatal or warning messages by source host in an aggregation table for the last 24 hours.

System Restarts. Shows the number of system restarts in a single value chart for the last 24 hours.

Recent Policy Changes. Displays the number of recent policy changes by policy and count in a bar chart for the last 24 hours.

Changes to Administrative Groups. Shows the number of changes to administrative groups in a single value chart for the last 24 hours.

Windows - Default

See information about the start and stop operations for Windows services; Windows events; operations events; and errors and warnings.

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Top 10 Service Operations. Displays information on the top 10 services per host that have started and stopped over the last 10 hours in a bar chart. To display details of the data in a pop-up menu, hover over a section of the chart. Hover over the text Last 10 Hours in the upper right corner to see details of the time frame for the displayed data.

System Operations. Provides information on the number of and type of events that have occurred per host over the last 10 hours, which allows you to easily identify any spikes in activity in the column chart. To display details of the data in a pop-up menu, hover over a section of the chart. Hover over the text Last 10 Hours in the upper right corner to see details of the time frame for the displayed data.

Event Distribution Over Time. Displays the number and type of events per hour in an easy to read timeline for the past 24 hours. To display details of the data in a pop-up menu, hover over a line in the chart. Hover over the text Last 24 Hours in the upper right corner to see details of the time frame for the displayed data.

Errors and Warnings Over Time. Shows the number of errors and warnings per hour in a timeline. To display details of the data in a pop-up menu, hover over a line in the chart. Hover over the text Last 24 Hours in the upper right corner to see details of the time frame for the displayed data.

Windows - Login Status

See information about successful and failed logins, and successful RDP reconnects.

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Logins by Hour. Counts the number of login successes and failures by one hour increments over the last two hours in a column chart. To display details of the data in a pop-up menu, hover over a section of the chart. Hover over the text in the upper right corner, Last 2 Hours, to see details of the time frame for the displayed data.

Failed Logins by Hour. Displays the number of failed logins per host by hour in an easy to read stacked column chart. Information is displayed for the last two hours. To display details of the data in a pop-up menu, hover over a section of the chart. Hover over the text in the upper right corner, Last 2 Hours, to see details of the time frame for the displayed data.

Successful Logins. Shows a table of successful logins including information on the computer name, source user, destination user, and number of attempts. Information is displayed for the last two hours.

Successful RDP Logins. Provides a table with a list of successful remote desktop logins including details on computer name, destination user, and number of attempts. Information is displayed for the last two hours.

Windows - Event Errors

See information about Window event messages that contain a keyword that indicates a problem. (If a Windows event contains  "error", "timeout", "exception", or "fail", Sumo tags the message with "error_keyword", "timeout_keyword", "exception_keyword", or "fail_keyword" respectively.)

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Breakdown by Keyword Tag. A donut chart that shows the breakdown of problem keywords encountered in event messages over the last 24 hours.

Error Keyword - One Day Time Comparison. A table that shows the count of each keyword tag ("error_keyword", "timeout_keyword", "exception_keyword", or "fail_keyword") over the last 24 hours, compared to the same information for the previous day.

Error Keyword by Computer and Message. A table that shows the count of unique keyword tag/computer/message combinations over the last 24 hours. 

Error Keyword Trend. A line chart that shows the count of each keyword tag per 15 minute timeslice over the last 24 hours.

Error Keyword - Outlier. See timeslices where the count of problem keywords exceeds the moving average by a statistically significant amount, three standard deviations over the last 24 hours.

Error Keyword - LogReduce. See a LogReduce analysis of event messages that contain problem keywords. (Sumo's  LogReduce algorithm uses fuzzy logic to cluster messages together based on string and pattern similarity. For more information see, Detect Patterns with LogReduce.)