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  • Discover the event viewer
  • Receive alert notifications
  • Run command-line `tail`
  • Integrate links to logs

  • Advanced

  • Setup permanent archives and load them in Hadoop
  • Explore search syntax
  • Write custom Web hooks
  • Filter log messages
  • Perform automated HTTP API queries

  • Other

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