Loggly Blog: How-tos

9 Strategies for Faster Live Debug

Debugging a live application can be a real pain, especially if you’re running a microservices architecture with elastic servers or, in the case of Cardinal Peak, software and hardware solutions for a variety of remote and custom devices. In this post, I describe approaches to extracting useful insights out of your Loggly account. Most examples […]

Quick and Easy Monitoring of Amazon ELB

Many high-volume applications and websites depend on Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) to improve their scalability and fault tolerance. In addition to automatically routing traffic across instances and Availability Zones, Amazon ELB detects unhealthy instances and reroutes traffic to the healthy instances that remain. The Loggly application pack for Classic ELB makes it easier for […]

Why Should I Archive My Logs?

A good log management solution provides a glimpse into the state of a system over a period of time. It can help you identify performance trends, audit security events, and pinpoint periods of high demand. Archiving logs can drive cost savings while allowing you to extend the time frame in which you can use your […]

Using Loggly For Troubleshooting Bugs In Your Code

Troubleshooting errors or exceptions in code is one of our customers’ top use cases. In this video, I go through a troubleshooting process with a hypothetical e-commerce site, where a bug could be costing the company thousands of dollars. We need to fix it fast! Why Use Loggly for Troubleshooting? Troubleshooting with Loggly: Accelerates time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can You Trust Your Logs?

Log output is the lifeblood of operations. Whether important events go to statistics, monitoring, your dev Slack channel, or even to PagerDuty and mobile phone alerts, we implicitly trust that they are showing the right thing. The trust goes so far that we do not just record them for humans to read — we even […]

How to Monitor Third-Party Services Using Log Data

Web services are a fundamental part of many modern applications, from large-scale service oriented architectures that develop and maintain many internal and external services to small-scale systems that utilize third-party services to quickly and affordably augment their system’s functionality. Web services allow developers to quickly add functionality; however, they can be difficult to monitor and […]

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