In large organizations with distributed IT environments, teams often have multiple syslog servers storing messages to local files, which make centralized management and monitoring difficult.
As syslog messages are spread across log files, it’s not easy to sift through or across all these files to get to the root cause of issues. Teams lack powerful tools to help troubleshoot in real time.
Teams rely on multiple tools to trace events, configure alerts, and visualize their search results. These tools can pose configuration challenges, and managing them can be a hassle and costly.
SolarWinds® Loggly® is a cloud-based log management and analytics service designed to simplify your operations by providing a single interface to monitor and manage all your syslog messages. The syslog aggregator helps you send all events from your endpoints and services directly to the cloud syslog service. It allows you to get started quickly with minimal configuration and doesn’t require installation of an agent for collecting logs. The centralized management of logs adds significant agility, simplicity, and reliability to your operations. With all your logs in one place, you can troubleshoot issues effortlessly and centrally manage log retention, access, backup, and archival policies.
Loggly helps you sift through a massive volume of logs and provides near-instant results for your search queries. It can also parse your logs into specific fields automatically. You may also define custom parsing rule for your logs to extract useful information and perform advanced statistical analysis. The Loggly Dynamic Field Explorer™ allows you to get a quick summary of your parsed logs in a few clicks with no manual building of complex search queries. Further, you can use the surround search feature to explore events before or after a critical event.
Loggly saves you time and effort in configuring and shuffling between multiple tools. You can use integrated charts and graphs to visualize your logs and create a sharable dashboard for your team. With this dashboard, your team can spot important trends and get a bird’s-eye view of their environment. Loggly provides several pre-configured dashboards for this purpose. You can sync all charts in a dashboard in a single click or perform correlation over time using the timeshift feature. Further, you can configure event alerts and receive them over services like Slack, Microsoft Teams, PagerDuty, and more. Loggly can also integrate with Jira and GitHub to expedite troubleshooting and your team’s workflow.