What are the common challenges with NGINX logging?

Information overload in distributed environments

Managing multiple log files becomes a big challenge for organizations relying on traditional logging setups that require monitoring numerous events from different servers and applications.

Challenges in troubleshooting

Correlating different logs to map infrastructure dependencies makes it difficult to remediate problems. Traditional tools can also get sluggish when log volumes increase.

Multiple complex configurations

Continuous NGINX stream logging and monitoring can require multiple open-source tools. Configuring all these tools is a complex task and can take a great deal of time and effort.

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With Loggly, you can enable NGINX remote logging and get alerts to troubleshoot critical issues quickly. Setting up Loggly doesn’t take hours and you can start analyzing logs without any elaborate configuration. You can send NGINX logs to Loggly using syslog daemons such as rsyslog. For long-term log archival, you can use AWS S3 buckets.

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Loggly allows you to analyze your logs visually with minimal effort. It offers a preconfigured dashboard that can help you monitor key performance and usage statistics. With this dashboard, you can easily spot any spikes in 4XX and 5XX status codes, which can indicate a potential issue with your application. From there onward you can drill down to inspect any unusual traffic patterns or check all related events to find the root cause of issues.

For collaborating with your team, you can define access permissions and share the dashboard with your team member. It is also possible to download Loggly dashboards in PNG format for reporting purposes.

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