Logging in a large distributed setup is a complex task, along with managing different types of logs from numerous systems and applications. Sometimes logs can spiral out of control.
Analyzing text logs with traditional Linux logging software consumes a great deal of time and effort. In modern IT environments, you need better tools to correlate and analyze different types of logs.
Using multiple tools for visualization and analysis can pose configuration challenges. Teams often lack powerful tools which can integrate log monitoring and analysis.
SolarWinds® Loggly® provides a powerful cloud-based platform for Linux centralized logging and analytics. With Loggly, you can solve most of your infrastructure and application logging challenges as it supports a wide range of structured and unstructured logs. You can configure Linux files to send logs to Loggly directly.
You can also use the syslog daemon to forward your logs to Loggly. There is no need to install an agent, as Loggly has an agentless architecture. There are simple scripts to aggregate all kinds of logs and you may refer to the Loggly documentation for help. Further, as logs get older, they are archived automatically on AWS S3 buckets. You can maintain these logs for as long as you want for compliance purposes.
Loggly helps you extract information from your logs faster with its interactive search and analysis features. You will get near-instant results, even when Loggly has to search through a large volume of logs. It also automatically parses incoming logs into various fields to simplify advanced statistical analysis and visualization.
Moreover, the dynamic field explorer feature lets you directly click and browse through various fields to find relevant information without any random searches. Surround search is another useful feature that helps you explore all related logs before and after a critical event.
With Loggly, you don’t have to configure and toggle between multiple tools for troubleshooting. It offers a pre-configured dashboard for monitoring your Linux logs. You can customize this dashboard to meet your specific requirements. With several charts for monitoring key metrics, you can easily spot a deviation from the normal and take remedial actions.
Loggly integrates with tools like GitHub and Jira, to support operational workflows in large organizations. It also integrates with common notification services like Slack and PagerDuty. These integrations will allow your team to collaborate and respond proactively to manage your environment better with logs.