vRealize Log Insight Cloud groups similar events into event types. You can use event trends to observe the current progression of each event type as compared to a previous time.

In the Explore Logs page, the Event Trends tab under the chart displays the trends that event types follow. In the first drop-down menu, you can select the time that is used as a basis to analyze the progression of event types. The default time is Previous 50 minutes, which means that, for each event type, the system compares the current number of events arriving per minute with the number of events that arrived per minute, 50 minutes ago. The trends are sorted by increasing event types, which you can modify in the second drop-down menu. You can click the three dots icon against an event type to add a filter in the query with events similar or dissimilar to the events in the event type.

Event trends show:
  • Increasing and decreasing event types, and the increase and decrease rates.
  • Event types with events newly added to the system, to help identify unexpected behavior.
  • Event types with events arriving at a constant rate.
  • Event types with events that are no longer in the system.

Event trends use the following icons for new, existing, and deleted events in each event type, by comparing the current event rate to the event rate at the time that you select in the first drop-down menu. You can point to these icons to view the increase and decrease rates.

Icon Description
Event Trends - Plus icon The event type has newly added events.
Event Trends - Up Arrow 3 icon The event type has a high increase rate for events.
Event Trends - Up Arrow 2 icon The event type has a moderate increase rate for events.
Event Trends - Up Arrow 1 icon The event type has a low increase rate for events.
Event Trends - Equals icon The event type has the same number of events.
Event Trends - Down Arrow 1 icon The event type has a low decrease rate for events.
Event Trends - Down Arrow 2 icon The event type has a moderate decrease rate for events.
Event Trends - Down Arrow 3 icon The event type has a high decrease rate for events.
Event Trends - Minus icon The event type no longer has any events.