Sematext Logs Documentation
Sematext Logs is a Log Management-as-a-service. Think of it as your own central location for logs in the cloud.
You can collect logs from any part of your software stack, IoT devices, network hardware and much more. By using log shippers you centralize and index logs from all parts in one single place, Sematext Logs.
It's a cheaper alternative to Splunk or Logz.io. You can use Sematext Logs as your own Hosted Elasticsearch since it exposes an Elasticsearch API for indexing and searching. Data can be indexed from virtually any source, format or location.
You can create custom dashboards with real-time data that helps you understand important trends, summarize top values and view the frequency of conditions.
Searching logs is easy with a Google-like query syntax. You can also turn all searches into real-time alerts and automatically trigger notifications. Sematext Logs supports sending alerts via E-mail, Slack, PagerDuty, and various other 3rd party integrations. Alerts can be triggered based on thresholds, trend-based conditions and other complex searches.
Creating a Logs App¶
After you get logged into Sematext Cloud at https://apps.sematext.com (or https://apps.eu.sematext.com if using Sematext Cloud Europe), the first step is to create a Logs App. An App is an independent namespace for your data.
For example, if you have a development and a production environment, it might make sense to have one App for each. You can create as many Apps as you want.
Follow along the Quick Start guide to learn how.
App's settings include, but are not limited to:
- inviting new users to your App
- authorizing public IPs to send data to your app via syslog
- adjusting data retention time, daily volume, and limits
- changing your App's plan
- checking how much data is, or has been shipped to your App
Check out the Settings section for more info.
We hope you enjoy using Sematext Infrastructure Monitoring and Log Management tools. If you need further support or have any feedback regarding our products, please don't hesitate to contact us! You can also contact / talk to us using chat widget at the bottom right corner of the page.