Sematext Integrations Guide
Sematext Cloud provides over 100 built-in integrations used to monitor all your systems, apps, services, websites, APIs, etc.
Integrations provide everything you need to start monitoring in minutes. They include: Simplified monitoring and log shipping for different scenarios Collection of all key metrics and logs from your applications, services, and infrastructure Out of the box parsing and structuring of known log formats Valuable out of the box dashboards that can be customized to your specific requirements Carefully selected alert rules that can be adjusted to suit your needs Inline tips for better understanding of metrics and logs shown on dashboards
Whether you're interested in database performance, server health, application metrics or website and API monitoring, we've got an integration for you.
Explore our extensive list of integrations, each designed to support your specific use case.
Adding a New Integration¶
An App is a core concept in Sematext. As part of the monitoring setup you will create an App for the desired integration type.
Go to the Apps page to create a new App. Pick a solution type and all the available integrations for that solution will be listed.
Hover over any integration card and click to create the respective App.
Monitoring Infrastructure, Services, and Logs¶
After you create a Monitoring or Logs App, pick the environment that runs the service you want to monitor.
After you select your environment, the agent installation page will provide the step-by-step instructions for installing Sematext Agent.
The Sematext Agent discovers services and logs on all hosts where it’s running. This allows you to start monitoring any of the discovered services or logs directly from the UI. There will be no need to modify or restart your services to start monitoring them or their logs. Thanks to service discovery and logs discovery, the whole process is automated, making it simple to monitor services and ship logs with minimal effort.
Once the Sematext Agent is installed, integrations provide monitoring capabilities for the following types of data:
- Metrics from your infrastructure or services running on it
- Logs from your applications, servers, etc.
- Events such as services starting or restarting, package installs and version updates, builds, deployments, alerts, etc. Events are graphed in timeseries charts and these charts can be correlated with metrics or logs components to enable faster troubleshooting.
Monitoring Websites, User Journeys, APIs, and User Experience¶
Synthetic monitoring of websites, user journeys, or APIs requires no installation of any kind - it is all configurable in the UI.
When an App is first created you may find that Sematext automatically created an e-mail default alert. User account email is used as a default notification hook to send those alert notifications. If you want to use any of the popular third party messaging services that you use in your operations workflow, you can do so by creating additional notification hooks.
After you install and activate an integration for a service you want to monitor, you can:
- Filter and analyze the metrics and log events
- Query your data and create custom dashboards
- Create alert rules to detect problems with your services, infrastructure, website, etc. and get alerted via one or more alert notification hooks.
To help speed up troubleshooting make use of Connected Apps. For example, connecting a Monitoring App to a Logs App will pre-select that Logs App when you decide to correlate metrics using Split Screen. When you receive an alert notification for an App, the alert notification will contain charts from connected Apps, and thus provide more information and context for you. You can connect any two Apps you have access to, regardless of their type. A single App can be connected to any number of other Apps.
To connect Apps go to App Table View and choose Connect App from Integration Menu.
Or navigate to the App and click on the Connect New App button on the top right of the page.
Ready to create your first integration? Get started by creating a new App for monitoring.