What is an event log?

[Update: October 29, 2018]

This page outlines SAKURA Cloud’s event log display function.

1. Overview

In SAKURA Cloud several operations such as add/delete resources and login to the control panel are recorded as event logs that can be viewed via the control panel and downloaded in CSV format.

2. Control panel

ログイン後のクラウドホーム画面にて左メニューの[イベントログ]をクリックすると、イベントログ閲覧画面に遷移します。

The layout of the Event Log View screen is as shown below.

*For details of the event list displayed in event logs, please refer to Event list.

The number of unread events, if any, will be displayed next to the link to the corresponding event log.

*The number of unread event logs indicates the number of occurences of server or appliance startup/shutdown as well as resource creation and deletion.
*If the number of unread event logs exceeds 100, 99+ will be displayed, regardless of the number of unread event logs.

3. Operation

The following operations can be performed on the event log display function screen. Each function can be used in combination with other functions. Specify search conditions and then click the Search button to display results. Search results will be updated to a CSV file that can be saved in a local computer by clicking the Save in CSV button. A maximum of 1000 event logs can be downloaded in CSV format.

Search by period

It is possible to display a selected time range of up to one year for an event log.

Search by log type

This function enables a refined event log search by specifying the log type under the following 6 categories: Operation, Task start, Task completed, Task aborted, Startup/start of use, and Shutdown/end of use.
Only relevant events will be displayed according to your selection. Please see event list for log type details.

*A comprehensive search will occur if no log types are specified.

Resource ID search

This function enables a refined search for event logs by specifying a resource ID.

Advanced search

By selecting Perform Advanced Search on the Event Log screen, you can increase parameters enabling more advanced searches.

Additional search parameters enabled by Advanced Search are as follows.

■ Authentication method

  • API key
  • Member
  • User

■ Operation target

  • Selected resources available on the cloud.

Event Log View authorization settings.

To view event logs when logging in via Login as SAKURA Cloud User, authorization needs to be set on the user’s Account Access Authorization screen.

*When logging in via Login as SAKURA internet Member, the user can refer to event logs of all accounts linked to the member ID.

Log in via Login as SAKURA internet Member to the SAKURA Cloud control panel.

There are two setting methods available.

1) To set viewing authorization on the Account screen

Click Account.

Authorization to view a selected account’s event Log can be granted to each user.
By selecting an event log, circled with a red frame on the following screen, a relevant user can view the account’s event logs.

2) To set viewing authorization on the User screen

Click User.

Authorization to view a selected account’s event log can be granted to each user.
By selecting an event log, circled with a red frame on the following screen, a relevant user can view the account’s event logs.

When settings are complete, log in via Login as SAKURA Cloud User to the SAKURA Cloud control panel.

Confirm that you can view event logs, as shown below, when logging in as a SAKURA Cloud user.

*For details of events displayed in event logs, please refer to Event list.

Event log after an account is deleted

When an account is deleted its event log will saved for a maximum of 1 year.
To delete the event log for a deleted account, please contact your customer service representative.