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Integrations

Monitoring

Logging

Stored data is received through the Elasticsearch API and also through a variety of Syslog protocols.

Elasticsearch API which lets you:

  • send log events directly from your application, using any Elasticsearch library
  • send log events using a "log shipper" application such as Logstash, rsyslog, Apache Flume, Fluentd, or anything that can output to Elasticsearch
  • search for logs from your own application, or by configuring/adapting existing Elasticsearch UIs, such as Kibana
  • optionally define custom mappings for your log types, so you can tweak the way your logs are indexed

Syslog Protocols

We accept Syslog messages using any log shipper and any Syslog library, as long as they either contain a valid token or the source IP is authorized.

Log Shippers

  • Logagent - cross platform, Smart and lightweight Log Parser and Log Shipper written in Node.js
  • rsyslog - easy to get started, very fast and very light on resources, docs are harder to navigate for beginners though.
  • Logstash - cross platform, very simple to set up, well documented, but a little heavy on resource usage
  • Filebeat - cross platform, much lighter on resource usage, requires a Logstash instance to aggregate logs
  • syslog-ng - very fast and very light on resources, good docs, available as both free and paid version
  • syslogd - quite old, light on resources, not very feature rich
  • Fluentd - cross platform, easy to get started, horizontally scalable, available as both free and paid version
  • NXLog - cross platform but mostly used on Windows, easy to get started, available as both free and paid version

Programming Languages

Operating Systems

Containers

Cloud IaaS / PaaS

iOS

For iOS apps use Logsene for iOS library.

Android

For Android apps use Logsene for Android library.

AWS EC2

If you're an EC2 user, you can log Sematext from your instances by setting up a log shipper like you would from any other physical or virtual machine.

AWS S3 (CloudTrail, Flow logs, ELB access logs, etc.)

If you have logs stored in S3, you can ship them to Logsene via this AWS Lambda function. This method also works for when you periodically upload logs to S3 buckets, like Amazon CloudTrail does.

AWS CloudWatch Logs

If you want to ship CloudWatch logs, you can use another AWS Lambda function. If logs are VPC flowlogs, the Lambda function will also parse them and add geoIP information on the source IP addresses.

Alerting

Multiple types of alert notifications can be triggered on metrics and on logs and sent to several 3rd party services. See Alerts for more info.