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Drill down to discover root causes

When you see a spike of interest on a dashboard that requires further investigation, you can easily drill into the related content to discover the root cause. This page shows you how you can easily discover related dashboards and corresponding logs searches that pertain to an issue in your environment. 

Drilling into related content

Sumo Logic provides relevant log searches and dashboards to consider investigating, as well as other locations with relevant content. This facilitates quickly discovering the root cause and devising a plan of action.

To discover and view related content, do the following:

  1. Log in to Sumo Logic and open the Dashboard (New).
  2. Select the graph data point you are interested in. In the following screenshot, we selected a bar in a bar chart. A panel appears on the right of the window with details and a list of related content links.

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Summary tab

The Summary tab provides details and helpful links of a selected data point.

  • The Summary tab for log data provides links to other associated logs based on metadata and any Linked Dashboards.

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Infrastructure tab

The Infrastructure tab provides the following Troubleshooting Links for related Entities and Environments. To investigate, click an icon to launch another feature against the entity or environment. An icon is not available if it isn't a valid launch.

  • explore icon small.png Explore
  • raw logs icon.png Logs
  • traces icon.png Traces
  • metrics icon.png Metrics

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