Modern IT setups include a mix of legacy, on-premises, and cloud-based infrastructure. Managing and monitoring logs in this complex environment can pose several operational challenges.
While relying on traditional system log viewers for log analysis, correlating events from different systems may become a struggle. Their tools can get sluggish under increased workloads and make troubleshooting difficult.
To get a quick overview of different systems and applications, teams configure multiple open-source tools for log aggregation, search, visualization, alerting, and more. Working with all these tools can be a hassle.
SolarWinds® Loggly® helps you aggregate all types of text-based logs with minimal configuration and efforts. It offers a cloud-based quick setup, which allows you to get started within minutes. You don’t have to install an agent for log aggregation.
To send your system and application logs to Loggly, you can use syslog or refer to simple scripts and log forwarding methods as described in the Loggly documentation. With all your logs in place, you can easily perform event log correlation and get to the root cause of issues faster. Moreover, Loggly can easily handle any spikes in log volumes and archives your older logs to AWS S3 buckets for compliance or audit purposes.
Loggly provides advanced search and analytics features for system log analysis. You can sift through a large volume of logs and get near-instant results for your search queries. It can automatically parse your logs into various fields and allows you to define custom parsing rules for advanced statistical analysis.
As an advanced system log viewer, Loggly offers a highly intuitive interface for log monitoring. It allows you to click and browse through several fields and get useful information from your logs without typing multiple commands. You can also inspect all events around a critical event with a single click using the surround search feature.
Loggly can significantly improve your troubleshooting experience, providing a single interface with multiple advanced capabilities for log monitoring. You can use several pre-configured dashboards to monitor key performance and usage metrics.
Alternatively, you can build custom dashboards using various types of charts to meet your specific requirements. The visualization helps you spot deviations and resolve issues in time. You can also configure event alerts and receive notification over Slack, PagerDuty, and other common communication tools used by DevOps teams. You can also improve troubleshooting by integrating Loggly with GitHub and Jira.