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Adding a Log

Sending your log data to Logentries is as easy as clicking the “Add New Log” button found in the menu.

Choose which method to send your logs on the Add a Log Screen then follow the on screen instructions. The differences between the various methods are detailed below.

Logs and Log sets

Log sets are a way to group your logs together. You can use a Log set to group your logs by aspects such as host, environment, region or role. You can quickly use Log sets to select multiple logs when searching your logs, creating alerts and creating dashboard charts.

As Logs can be associated with multiple Log sets, you have a lot of flexibility in how you organize your logs.

Agent Based Logging

Logentries provides agents that will help simplify and automate log collection in your environment. These agents are compatible with the following operating systems: Linux (and many of its distros), Windows and Mac. The lightweight agents combine ease of use with powerful command line capabilities

Syslog Forwarding

Use your operating systems’ log forwarder to send logs from your operating system directly to your Logentries account. The following docs pages will help you configure forwarding for Linux based (Rsyslog, Syslog-D, Syslog-NG) operating systems

If you are using Rsyslog in a large or autoscaling environment we have created this guide

Docker Logging Container

Our Logging Container built for Docker features easy collection and analysis of container-level performance stats and system-level log data. The new Logentries Container features Docker’s new stats API and addresses existing challenges with logging on Docker, enabling easy access to collecting and visualising important server and resources usage stats.

Application Logging

Logentries supports in-application logging from a wide variety of programming languages such as Python, PHP, Java, iOS, Android, JavaScript, HTML5, NodeJS, .NET and many others.

Token Based Logging

Token-based logging will allow you to easily route data from multiple instances of an application into a single container in the Logentries UI. This method can be used with various integration strategies called out above such as syslog or our API forwarders. This is the recommended method for autoscaling environments, large environments or from sources where the public IP address will change.

Once you have data in your account we can start looking at the essentials of navigation

Adding a Log