ETW (Event Tracing for Windows)
What is ETW?
ETW (Event Tracing for Windows) is a kernel-level mechanism in Microsoft Windows that enables high-efficiency recording of kernel or application-defined events. It is an advanced debugging feature provided by Microsoft that allows you to create customized event tracing using a provider-consumer model. You can configure different Windows services, such as the Windows Firewall and DNS Server, to log events through Windows Event Tracing.
- In the world of NXLog
Debug and Analytical channels rely on ETW, and you cannot collect them through regular Windows Event Log channels. NXLog provides the im_etw input module to read event traces directly for maximum efficiency. Unlike other solutions, im_etw does not require saving log data to an intermediate file on disk. Instead, it reads the data straight from the ETW provider.
- Known as
ETW, Event Tracing for Windows, Windows Event Tracing, event tracing