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.
During the setup process you organised your log events into Log Sets and Logs in the Logentries UI. Now we will cover some of the basics for effectively navigating your account and managing your Log Sets. Beyond the essentials of navigation we will cover three other important topics.
- Log Sets – Are the top level of the hierarchy, they provide structure and contain one or more Logs. They can represent a wide variety of groupings from individual hosts to autoscaling groups or environments
- Logs – Contain the log entries which you will be viewing, searching and analysing
- Favorite Logsets – Allows each user to specify which log sets they would like to appear at the top of the log selector
When Logging in you’ll be presented with the top level list of log sets. You can quickly navigate to the list of logs by clicking the icon next to the Log Set in the Log Selector (left pane) or by clicking the Log Set name in the main workspace
You can view the logs events contained within a log event in a few different ways. If you follows the step above to view the list of logs you can click the log name in the main workspace.
You can also use the log selector checkboxes to view multiple logs at one time. Clicking the log set checkbox will display the aggregated events of all underlying logs.
If you select a log that is associated with more than one log set, then the log sets that are associated with that log will also appear as selected.
You can filter either by log set name or log name using the textbox at the top of the log selector.
A favorite log set is a way for each user to select which logs they access the most frequently, and pin them to the top of the log selector.
To mark a Log set as favorite so it appears at the top of the list, hover your mouse over the log set name, click the action icon that appears and select the "Add as Favorite" option. This log set will now also appear at the top of the list for easy access.
To remove a log set from your favorite list, simply repeat the steps
For a detailed overview of navigating and managing logs and log sets please see the [detailed documentation found here]. This will cover how to rename and delete log sets
Now that you are comfortable navigate the UI lets look at working your Live Tail and Viewing Logs