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Video Tutorials

A central collection of videos detailing important features as well as usage tutorials to assist with getting started in Logentries.

Billing & Pricing

Monthly Subscriptions Logentries offers many subscription options to fit the needs of all our customers whether you are an individual developer working on a personal...

Getting Started

Logentries is an easy-to-use, self-hosted log management and analytics service for teams of all sizes. The Getting Started docs are tailored to users who are ready to...

5 Minute Setup

Sending your log data to Logentries is as easy as clicking the "Add New Log" button found in the menu or the top right of the Top Level view. Choose which method to...

Navigating Your Account

This section will introduce you to some of the key terminology and navigation techniques that will allow you to easily find important events in your account. Key...

Live Tail and Viewing Logs

In the previous section we reviewed the basics of navigation and important terminology. This section covers the various options for viewing your log events. When viewing log...

Search Your Logs

Logentries’ search capabilities are both powerful and flexible. You can search by simple keywords or use regular expressions directly in the search bar for advanced pattern...

Tags and Alerts

This section will cover tags and alerts, tags will allow you to move efficiently identify and understand important log events. Alerts can be easily configured to notify you...

Viewing Dashboards

Dashboards provide a convenient, centralized location to visualize your log data. These visualizations can reveal important trends and anomalies. Viewing Dashboards The...

Export and Archiving Log Data

Getting data out of Logentries is just as easy as getting data into the platform. Plus we also give you the ability to compress, store, and archive all your logs long-term...

Frequently Asked Questions

A common list of frequently asked questions of the Logentries support team. Please check here as it's continuously updated on a weekly basis to deal with the top queries of...

Agent Forwarding

What is the Logentries Agent? The Logentries Agent is a simple program that automates the collection and forwarding of log events as well as system metrics. Benefits...

Syslog Forwarding

Logentries supports both TCP and UDP syslog forwarding. See below for details on configuring the different versions of syslog with logentries. rsyslog Syslogd ...

CoreOS

What is CoreOS? CoreOS is a Linux distribution with an emphasis on providing features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. Using journal-2-logentries, you can send...

Diamond

Collect critical server metrics using Diamond and automatically correlate across broader system and application performance

Docker

What is the Docker Logentries Container The Docker Logentries Container provides support for easily collecting and analyzing any of your Docker logs. The Docker...

Docker Logentries Container

What is Docker Logentries Container? The Docker Logentries Container is container that will collect per container log data and statistics (from the Stats API available...

Firewall Settings

One of the most common troubleshooting issues with clients getting information from their systems into Logentries is that their security settings are actually blocking their...

Linux Agent

What is the Logentries Linux Agent? The Logentries Agent is a simple program that automates the collection and forwarding of log events and provides a range of useful...

Linux Agent - Autoscaling

Configuring the Linux Agent to forward logs from an autoscaling environment The Linux Agent can be set up to log from an autoscaling environment by specifying destinations...

Linux Agent via Chef

As the size and scalability requirements of the environments DevOps teams manage increase, these teams are looking for efficient ways to manage their infrastructure. Using...

Log Forwarding

Whilst you can write directly to any of the Inputs on api.logentries.com it is usually far easier to use a log forwarder. Forwarders are applications that run on your...

Logstash

What is the Logentries Logstash Token-based Plugin? Logentries' Logstash plugin allows you to use Logstash along with a Logentries token-based log to send your Logstash...

Mac Agent

The Logentries Mac agent is a derivative of the Linux based agent, and therefore follows most of the same installation steps and configuration.   The following page will...

NixOS

What is NixOS? NixOS is a Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management. NixOS is built on top of the Nix package manager and is...

Rsyslog

Rsyslog is a syslog daemon commonly deployed in Debian and Ubuntu systems. It typically uses a simple TCP connection to send logs line-by-line. We support two methods of...

Rsyslog for Scalable Environments

Overview This document assumes you have a working knowledge of Chef, are using a Debian based server which already has Rsyslog. If not here is a good starting point to...

SmartOS Agent

What is SmartOS? SmartOS is a SVR4 open-source hypervisor, based on the UNIX operating system which combines OpenSolaris technology with Linux's KVM virtualization. SmartOS...

Snare

Snare can be installed on Windows to forward windows events to Logentries. Get Started Log in to Logentries and create a new log by clicking the Add New Log button. Now...

Syslog-ng

Syslog-ng is an open source implementation of syslog. You can use syslog-ng to monitor log files on your servers and forward them to Logentries.  We support two methods...

Syslogd

The syslogd that ships with BSD based systems allows for TCP forwarding. However UDP is only supported on OSX and a number of Linux platforms. To configure syslog to forward...

Windows Agent

You can send your logs to Logentries in a number of different ways. You can use Syslog forwarding, the Logentries Agent or one of our platform or language plugins.What is the...

.NET

Log management for .NET applications. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click the 'Sign up' button at the...

.NET Serilog

Logentries provides support for .NET's Serilog library. Create An Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click the...

Android

Logentries supports Logging from Android applications. About logging on mobile devices Mobile devices bring two main issues: network fluctuations and battery...

Django

Logentries provides direct support using LogentriesLogger. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click the...

GoLang

Logentries provides direct support using bsphere's GoLang library. Create An Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just...

Grails

Logentries provides direct support using log4j Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click the TRY IT FREE...

iOS

Logentries provides direct support using our iOS library. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click the TRY...

Java Application Logs

Logentries provides direct support using log4j, log4j2 and logback. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just...

JavaScript/HTML5

Logentries provides direct support using our JavaScript library. Create An Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just...

node.js

Logentries supports Logging using node.js. Event-driven I/O server-side JavaScript environment based on V8. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need...

PHP Logging

Logentries provides direct support using our PHP library LeLogger. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click...

Pixel tracker

In situations where you can't or don't want to use JavaScript (for example, HTML emails), the pixel tracker is a simple solution for capturing front-end log data and metrics....

Python

Logentries provides direct support using LogentriesLogger. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click the...

Ruby on Rails Logger

Logentries supports Logging from Ruby on Rails applications. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click the...

Sinatra

Logentries supports Logging from Sinatra applications. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries account. Just click the 'Sign...

AppEngine

Logentries supports logging from your AppEngine applications. Choose Your Library Logentries currently provides 3 methods of logging to our servers from AppEngine:...

AppFog

AppFog is a Platform-as-a-Service used for a variety of languages such as PHP, Ruby, NodeJS, Java and Python. Install the Add-on Install the Logentries add-on via the...

AppHarbor

AppHarbor is a .NET Platform-as-a-Service. It makes deployment of .NET application easier and more fluent than before. Register the Add-on Activate the Logentries...

AWS

AWS Best Practices Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud....

AWS - CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail is a web service that records AWS API calls for your account and delivers log files to you.

AWS - CloudWatch

What is OpsStream for AWS?OpsStream is a free service provided by Logentries that collects information about AWS services such as EC2, EBS, RDS, and CloudWatch. Once you...

AWS - S3 Archiving

What is AWS S3 Archiving of Logentries Data This feature allows Logentries clients to utilize the inexpensive and massive storage capabilities of Amazon Web Services' S3...

Cisco

First Create Target Log Create Log Log in to Logentries and create a new log by clicking the Add New Log button. Now click Manual Configuration button from the list of...

Cloud 66

Configuring Cloud 66 for log management. Get up and running in a few easy steps. Create Cloud 66 account ready to go Welcome Cloud 66 users. At Logentries we...

CloudBees

Configuring CloudBees with Logentries using our log4j plugin. Get up and running in a few easy steps. Create an Account If you have not done so already, you will need...

CloudControl

CloudControl is a Platform-as-a-Service used for a variety of languages such as PHP, Ruby, Python and Java. Install the Add-on Install the Logentries add-on using the...

Engine Yard

Engine Yard Log Management. Get up and running in minutes. Install the Add-on Install the Logentries Add-on from the Engineyard dashboard. Prepare the Logentries Chef...

Fastly

Configuring Fastly to log to Logentries. Create an account ready-to-go Welcome Fastly users. At Logentries we provide an easy to set up logging solution for your systems....

Google Cloud Platform

With the Google Cloud Platform integration from Logentries, you can import logs from the Google Cloud Platform to your Logentries account. This integration works by utilizing...

Heroku

Option: Activate as add-on Activate via Heroku web Simply select the addon from the List of Heroku addons. Select either a free or paid plan from the list. You will then...

Heroku Direct Configuration

Setting up a Heroku direct Logentries account with Heroku drains is a simple easy setup that has been documented below. Create a new Logentries accountTo create a new...

Jelastic

Configuring Jelastic for log management. Get up and running in a few easy steps. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries...

Joyent

Joyent is a High-performance Cloud Infrastructure for Real-time Web and Mobile applications. Create a Joyent account ready to go Welcome Joyent users. At Logentries...

KeyCDN

KeyCDN tracks a wide range of useful information within the log files they provide to their end users, from status codes to the IP address of various requests. Sending this...

Microsoft Azure

Windows Azure enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Create An Account If you haven't...

Nodejitsu

Configuring Nodejitsu with Logentries. Get up and running in a few easy steps. Create Account If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Logentries...

OpenShift

Configuring OpenShift for log management. Get up and running in a few easy steps. Create an account ready-to-go Welcome OpenShift users. At Logentries we provide an easy...

Tags & Alerts

Tags and Basic Alerts Dynamic tags contain custom terms that enable easy searching and filtering for events that matter the most to your business. Basic Real-time Alerts...

Anomaly Detection

Part of the Logentries Tagging and Alerting functionality is Anomaly Detection. Anomaly Detection gives users the ability to alert based on positive or negative changes...

Inactivity Alerting

Inactivity Alerting can be used to notify you when a pattern or an entire log or group of logs becomes inactive for a given time period.When creating an Inactivity Alert,...

Team Annotations

Shareable Team Annotations enable you to add notes and commentary to Tags and live log events, as well as the ability to assign the annotation to members of your team.

Campfire

We have Campfire integration built in to our Tags & Alerts. To make use of this, create a Tag/Alert in your account and tick the Campfire checkbox shown...

HipChat

We have HipChat integration built in to our Tags & Alerts. To make use of this, create a Tag/Alert in your account and tick the HipChat checkbox shown...

New Relic

The New Relic Plug-in for Logentries allows users of both New Relic APM and Logentries to seamlessly work together across both platforms. The plug-in allows users to search...

PagerDuty

We have PagerDuty integration built in to our Tags & Alerts. To make use of this, create a Tag/Alert in your account and tick the PagerDuty checkbox shown...

Phone Notifications

Get timely alert notifications right to your phone.        [one-third-first] Download the app Download Logentries Notifications application directly from the...

Slack

What is the Logentries Slack Integration Slack, the communications platform, has been added as optional endpoint for alerts generated by Logentries. This means that alerts...

Webhook Alerts

Unlike email or phone notifications, webhooks are ideal for automated reactions on triggered alerts. The Webhook alert is sent as a HTTP POST command with a JSON-encoded...

Graphs & Reports

Graphs are a useful way of visualizing the events in your logs. With Logentries you can create a dashboard with multiple graphs for each of your log...

Multiline Graphs

Logentries' Dashboard Widgets can display Multiline graphs that support display of the results from multiple search queries. Requirements for using Multiline Graphs ...

Shareable Dashboards

Shareable dashboards enable teams to easily share log data and metrics dashboards to a third party source in JSON format.

Log Insights Dashboard

Log insight is designed to give you an overview of activity within your whole system. We look over your whole system and generate a view where you should be able to see...

Nagios

Send data into Logentries from your Shinken or Nagios environment

Geckoboard

Our Geckoboard integration is way of extracting data from within your logs and then converting them to metrics which are collected by Geckoboard. Once you’ve setup a...

Hosted Graphite

Our Hosted Graphite integration is way of extracting data from within your logs and then converting them to metrics which are collected by Hosted Graphite. Once you've setup...

User Management

Got a team? Want to share your logs with colleagues or partners? No problem. Invite as many of them as you want to your account and group them in teams. User...

User Access Controls

Access Controls enable users to apply read-only access to specific teams within an account. To apply access controls to a specific user, the user must be added to a team with...

Security

Our Focus on Security Your data security is of paramount importance to us at Logentries. Our focus on security cuts across every layer of the Logentries platform, and the...

Security Information and Event Management

Logentries provides a powerful platform for securely collecting log data from all of your systems while preventing unencrypted sensitive data from ever leaving your...

Community Packs

Community packs provide a way to easily share Search Queries, Tags and Alerts and Widgets that you create in your Logentries account. Community Packs follow a JSON structure...

Referral Program

Refer your friends and receive a total of 20GB free! Help us spread the word about Logentries. For each referral who signs up and sends log data, we’ll give you an...

DataHub

Installing and configuring the DataHub is an easy straight forward process that should take you no more than 20 total minutes. The DataHub is designed to be run on a server...

DataHub - Linux Setup

To install the Logentries DataHub on an ubuntu server instance follow the instructions below. Step 1: Download, Configure, and Generate S3 Keys Update the installation...

DataHub - Windows Setup

To install DataHub on a Windows machine follow the instructions seen below. DataHub is designed to be run on a server instance inside your cloud or in an on-premise...

DataHub - Add Connection via API

For some users, using the Web UI to add a connection to their DataHub instance may not always be the desired method. Now adding a connection to DataHub is as easy as...

Import Logs Archived to S3

Logentries allows you to import or re-ingest log data you have written to AWS S3, from any time period, from any log whenever it suits. Only send Logentries the log events...

DataHub - Data Locking

DataHub filtering allows Users to filter a given pattern in their logs. This allows users to filter sensitive data that they do not want to send outside of their environment....

Logentries Data Lock Extension

Logentries DataHub enables users to specify patterns that match sensitive data (like credit card numbers) and "filter" that data by storing it as a hash before being sent to...

DataHub - FAQ

Below are some of the frequently asked questions that we've encountered as our users have been deploying the DataHub.Question: Does the DH work without configuring my S3 and...

Open API

The Logentries Open API provides a way for you to connect your systems and tools with the Logentries service and your analysed log data.

Inputs

Receiving log data is naturally very important for us and Logentries provides various types of input methods, suitable for just any...

Token-based TCP

Token-based input is a single TCP connection where each log line contains a token which uniquely identifies the destination log. The token can be used anywhere in the event...

API for Downloads

Logentries Pull API Logentries provides public API for automated log downloading.To effectively use this API you will be required to format your request using the...

Plain TCP/UDP

TCP and UDP input types are suitable for simple input implementations which use TCP connections, as well as for standard Syslog daemons. Using this approach, a client can...

Certificates

For secure connection setup you may need Logentries' certificates. The certificate consists of the certificate itself, certificate of the Certificate authority and...

Account Key

Your account key is a 128bit random UUID, required to communicate securely with your Logentries account. Where to Find the Key You can get your account key by logging in to...

Helpful Scripts

Over the course of using Logentries, you may find useful scripts or tips and tricks.   Below are some scripts that we've collected to aide you in your usage of Logentries.1....

HTTP PUT

Please note that the HTTP PUT input will soon be deprecated. We recommend that you use Token TCP instead. HTTP PUT input is suitable for logging directly from your...

Windows Security

Windows Event Logs are a wealth of information about your environment. Going back to NT 3.5, system administrators have used the Event Log Viewer to troubleshoot their...

System Performance Analysis

By analyzing patterns of important log events generated by systems from across our Community we have identified 5 areas that people tend to look into when it comes to using...

Intro to Log Management

Log management isn’t a new concept. As long as there have been computers they have generated logs. But with the advent of modern server and application software, logging...

Log Analysis Tools, Dashboards, & Insights

Intro to Log Analysis You can think of Log Analysis as a hierarchy of knowledge and discovery. First there needs to be quality log collection, real-time monitoring and...

Structuring Your Log Data

When initially setting up logging for your applications and systems, it's often difficult to know where to start. This page provides some best practices that you can take...

Community Insights

Analysis of our customers' anonymous log data and usage trends have given us the ability to share community-based insights with our users. As we identify valuable trends...

Real-time User Tracking

One of the benefits of using a real time logging platform like Logentries is that it can be used to track your user sessions. Online retailers, for example, can utilize the...

Syslog Logging

As a de facto standard for computer message logging, syslog has been around many years. Fundamentally, every Linux and Unix variant delivers some level of syslog message...

Tags and Alerts for Web Logs

These tags give users the ability to classify log data based on aggregate customer usage and best practices harnessing the value of the collective feedback of our entire user...

Server Monitoring

Data garnered from logs can be used for more than just troubleshooting development issues.  Logs contain important statistics that can help system administrators determine...

Event Log Analyzer

The need to monitor important events in computer program execution has existed since the early days of computer programming. Most software developers tend to use more or...

Application Performance Monitoring Software

Monitor the health of your computer infrastructure or application Application have traditionally been delivered from servers and data centers, so the performance monitoring...

Logging in PHP

Logging in PHP is an excellent way to debug applications and monitor anything you are doing with the popular scripting language. Natively, PHP supports the ability to...

Logging In Rails

Ruby on Rails is an incredibly popular development environment. The open source solution has a very strong core development team and an active contributor community with...

DataHub - AWS Setup

/doc/datahub-setup/

Alerts

Set up alerts to get notified about log events that matter. Get emailed if a dictionary attack is under way or when critical errors are reported in your logs. Prevent...

Google Cloud Storage - Redirect

/doc/google-cloud-platform/

Community Packs - Create - Redirect

/doc/community-packs/

Microsoft Office 365 - Redirect

http://info.logentries.com/logentries-microsoft-365-integration

Add-ons - Redirect

https://community.logentries.com/

Regular Expression Field Extraction using Named Capture Groups - Redirect

/doc/regex/#regex-field-extraction

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