Understanding the Cloud Manager Events and Activity Feeds

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Tasks performed using the Linode Cloud Manager or other account specific tools like Linode’s CLI or API will be logged to an individual Linode’s activity feed, or on your account’s Events Page. The events and activity pages are user accessible logs, or histories of events taking place on your account. They contain details regarding the most notable events affecting your Linodes, like reboots, shutdowns, migrations, and more.

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Note
The Events Page will be limited to information tied into User Permissions as set for each individual user on an account. For more information, see our Accounts and Passwords guide.

Events Page

Your account’s Events Page is a history, or a log, of all activity pertaining to your Linode Account. This includes changes to all billable resources, domains using our DNS Manager, StackScripts, and other events that take place affecting your account, like opening a new support ticket.

  1. The Events Page can be found by logging into the Cloud Manager and selecting the bell icon at the top right of the page. This will list the most recent events on your account. Each event will contain a brief descriptor of the event, a rounded amount of time to give you an idea of how long ago it occurred, and in some cases will show the user who initiated the event.

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  2. To view more events and additional details pertaining to them, select View All Events at the bottom of the list.

  3. The following page will list all events attributed to your account, including a description, the duration of the event, and the time that the event was initiated down to the exact second in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The list of events contains the entire history for the life of your account. It will continue to populate with past entries as you scroll down the page. When there are no entries left to display, you’ll see the text “No more events to show” at the bottom of the page.

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Manage Email Event Notifications

Email event notifications alert you when new events such as booting, shutting down, or updates to a Linode occur on your account. You can enable or disable email event notifications using the Cloud Manager.

Note
Only unrestricted users can receive threshold notification emails.
  1. Click on your user icon at the top-right hand corner of the Cloud Manager and select My Profile.

  2. Select the Settings tab. Under the Notifications section, toggle the Email Alerts button to your desired setting.

    Cloud Manager Notification Settings

Linode Activity Feed

The Linode Activity Feed is similar to your Account’s Events Page. However, this is a filtered list only relevant to the specific Linode you’re observing.

  1. To access a Linode’s Activity Feed, first log into the Linode Cloud Manager and select Linodes from the sidebar menu, and click on the Linode you’d like to observe events for.

  2. On the Summary page you will see a brief Activity feed. Additionally, you can click on the View More Activity link to see a list of all of your Linode’s activity in more detail. (You can also access this page by clicking on the Activity tab).

  3. On the Activity Feed page, you’ll see a list of events including the Event description, the duration of the event, and when the event was initiated in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In this case, you can see that the most recent event was a reboot that took 25 seconds to complete.

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  4. The list of events will contain the entire history of the life of your Linode and will continue to populate with past entries as you scroll down the page. When there are no entries left, you’ll see the text “No more events to show” at the bottom of the page.

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