Self-monitoring dashboard

The dashboard on Self Monitoring displays the following information:

  • Summary of generated events
  • Log volume statistics
  • Log archival statistics
  • Log ingestion statistics
  • List of log events 

Only the log events that are generated when alert policies are applied on the logs are displayed in the dashboard. If no alert policies are created or no events are generated for the alert policies, event count is shown as 0 in the dashboard.

For instructions about creating or editing dashboards, see Configuring dashboards, panels, and queries. For information about dashboard concepts, see Setting up dashboards.

The following image shows the log collection and event statistics with sample data:

For a list of icons and operations that are common across dashboards, see BMC Helix Dashboards overview.

To view the dashboard

  1. From the navigation menu , click Browse.
  2. Click the Log Analytics folder and then click Self Monitoring.

    Tip: Quick access from the home page

    To quickly open the dashboard from the home page, mark it as a favorite by using the star icon. Additionally, after you open a dashboard, it is available under Recently viewed dashboards on the home page.

Panels in the Self Monitoring dashboard

The following table describes the panels in the Self Monitoring logs dashboard:

Event Overview

Displays the following information about events:

  • Total events
  • Critical events
  • Major events
  • Minor events
  • Informative events

By default, the dashboard displays the data for the last 24 hours. You can narrow down the data by using the time range global filter.

Log Events

Displays all log events generated for the alert policies that you have created.

The Search parameter column provides a link to BMC Helix Log Analytics.

The Event Details column provides a link to the Event Details page in BMC Helix Operations Management.

Log Volume

Displays the following information about logs:

  • The volume of ingested logs in MB
  • Hot Retention Duration in days. This is the duration for which data remains live in ElasticSearch.


    In BMC Helix Dashboards, the scheduler runs every 15 minutes and updates the ElasticSearch data every 15 minutes. This could lead to inconsistency in the data if you select the Last 5 minutes filter. To avoid this issue, BMC recommends to select the Last 30 minutes filter.

    If there is a change in the retention period, it could take up to 30 minutes for the changes to be reflected in the Self Monitoring dashboard.

  • Log ingestion in a day
  • The top 10 collectors and hosts by log volume.

Log Archival

Displays the following information about the archived and restored logs:

  • Restore and archival days set for your tenant
  • Restore and archival log volume in your tenant

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