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Which Components of Your System Should You Log?

The Logging Conundrum Two of the most common questions we get from our users is which components should they log and how should they prioritize the amount of log data to collect. If you’re like most software businesses, you’re probably running a complex system with many components and distributed services. For each component, you should […]

How to Write Effective Logs for Remote Logging

In my last blog post, I listed many of the reasons that you should be using log management. In this post I will explain methods to log effectively. Logging effectively is not a precursor to using remote logging. Having logs is always better than not having logs. However, building log outputs with careful consideration will […]

To ELK or Not to ELK? That Is the Question

Why Elastic Stack / ELK Is a Trending Topic in Log Management Since the time that Elastic launched the ELK stack in 2015 and renamed it Elastic Stack earlier this year, it has generated a fair amount of interest from developers and DevOps teams. Many Loggly customers have evaluated the Elastic Stack on the road […]

How Logging Exceptions in C# Gets You Ahead

Although we programmers would like to think our code is beautiful and flawless, the fact is that we make mistakes. What’s worse is that we make mistakes that we don’t foresee until a user complains that our software isn’t working properly. Luckily, software developers have options to overcome the communication disconnect between users and our […]

May the Fourth Be With Your Logs

I once heard a wise man say, “Cut through logs a DevOps Jedi must!”, and the rest was history. Now everyone wants to help to reveal what matters in their log files. Take C-3PO just the other day: Don’t forget to strike your best #JediHoover pose to celebrate Star Wars Day today!  You could be […]

What Is Remote Logging?

This is the first in a series of three blog posts describing some technologies that I use on a daily basis: What Is Remote Logging? How to Write Effective Logs with Loggly How Do I Actually Use Loggly? Why Everyone Should Be Logging Remotely So, What Is Remote Logging? Remote logging is not mysterious. You […]

One-Minute Windows Performance Analysis

Optimizing server performance doesn’t have to take you hours. Just a one-minute quick check can ensure that your Windows server is running smoothly. Windows has several tools that help you review the status of your environment. These tools give you a quick overview and help you catch major issues before they become critical downtime for […]

Logging in New-Style Daemons with systemd

With new-style daemons, systemd has introduced a new way of writing daemons that vastly simplifies the process for programmers compared to the old approach. One part of this new approach is the way new-style daemons can handle logging. Instead of worrying about the many complexities involved in logging, such daemons are encouraged to simply use […]

Sending Amazon CloudWatch Logs to Loggly with AWS Lambda

Amazon CloudWatch 101 Amazon CloudWatch from Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a web service for monitoring the performance of other AWS-hosted  resources. For each type of service, Amazon CloudWatch exposes a number of performance counters specific to that service. For example, some performance counters for Amazon EC2 instances include CPU usage, NetworkIn, NetworkOut, and Read […]