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Creating a Logentries account is easy, and you will see value and results in less than 5 minutes! Simply head over to https://logentries.com/quick-start/ and fill out the...

Collect Your Logs

Once you have created your Logentries account, the next step is to collect and centralize all of your logs into one single location. You can send your logs into your...

Search Your Logs

Logentries embeds a powerful pre-processing and analytics engine, so searching across your data in Logentries is extremely easy! As data enters Logentries it is automatically...

Tags and Alerts

One key capability that sets Logentries apart is real-time tagging and alerting functions. Due to our unique pre-processing layer, tags are applied as log entries enter the...

Live Tail and Viewing Logs

One of the most unique and useful features of Logentries is our Live Tail view.  Live Tail give you the ability to view a live feed of your log data.  Plus since key...

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...

Final Steps

Now that you've gone through the getting started tutorials, there's plenty of information and further steps that you can take to enhance your experience with Logentries.1....

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...

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 If you are interested in a predictable, set monthly price and you want to retain your log data for extended periods, our monthly subscriptions are...

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...

Add-ons

Setup Scripts To get avail of the above add-ons simply download the Logentries Addon script. To run simply call python le_addon.py ACCOUNT_KEY where ACCOUNT_KEY is your...

Log Search

Logentries provides intuitive log search that can be as simple as Google and as powerful as you need. Use search to retrieve events using keywords, phrases, regular...

Regular Expression Field Extraction using Named Capture Groups

What is Regular Expression Field Extraction Regex grouping and naming allows you to identify values in your log events and give these values a name, similar to having a...

Tags & Alerts

Create tags to better help you visualise important events in your logs and set up alerts to help notify you of important events Creating Tags To create a Tag click on...

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...

Shareable Dashboards

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

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...

Log Types

Logentries can handle any log file in any format. Windows event logs, Linux logs, middleware and platform logs, web server, application server and database logs, you name...

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...

Community Packs - Importing

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...

Community Packs - Create

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...

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...

UI

Easily navigate your log data to search, analyze and understand your events. The Side Panel The sidebar enables easy navigation of your hosts and log files. The...

Time Range

Select a time range of interest, such as the last hour, day or week. The time range input box Logs are like a never ending stream of events. The importance of events can...

Phone Notifications

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

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...

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...

Multiline Graphs

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

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.

Live Tail & Aggregate Tail

Live Tail provides a real time view of your log data as it streams into your Logentries account. This is achieved via the Logentries unique pre-processing layer which...

JSON Parsing and Support

JSON structured logs are regularly produce by software components and are often promoted as a logging best practice due to the fact that they are both easily produced and...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Diamond

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

Inputs

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

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....

Token-based

What is Token-Based Input 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...

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...

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...

Forwarders

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

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. The...

Syslog

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

Rsyslog for Scalable Environemnts

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...

Windows Agent

Installing the Windows Agent allows our customers to follow logs on windows based servers or workstations as well as send system information from the machines to be displayed...

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...

Linux Agent

SmartOS Agent

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...

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 of...

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...

Snare

Snare can be installed on Windows to forward windows events to Logentries. Get Started First, create a new Host in the Logentries UI, then inside that create a new Log...

About Syslog

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ruby on Rails

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...

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...

Android

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

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...

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...

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

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...

.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...

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...

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...

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.

Download

Logentries provides public API for automated log downloading. HTTP GET To download a part of a log file issue HTTP GET command on the following...

Certificates

For secure connection set up 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....

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...

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...

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 done...

Cisco

First Create Target Log You have to create destination log first by registering new log under a host. Events from the device will be aggregated under that log. You can also...

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...

Heroku

Heroku log management. Get up and running in one click Option: Activate as add-on Activate via Heroku web Simply select the addon from the List of Heroku addons. Select...

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...

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...

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....

Amazon Web Services

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....

S3 Archiving from Logentries

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...

CloudWatch

OpsStream is a free service provided by Logentries that collects information about AWS services such as EC2, EBS, RDS, CloudWatch, etc. Once you sign up for OpsStream, data...

CloudTrail

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

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...

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 of...

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...

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...

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

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