Why is it important to manage AWS logs
AWS provides logs for many services, including AWS CloudFront, Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon API Gateway, and AWS CloudWatch, to track user activity and operations for better visibility into your AWS environment. Site24x7 AppLogs manages the logs from different services using one console. Also, managing AWS logs using third-party tools like Site24x7 is essential to:
- Get notified for unexpected anomalies in logs.
- Troubleshoot efficiently by linking various logs so you can analyze them contextually.
- Obtain a holistic view of all AWS logs from one console.
- Analyze user activity and abstractions at the storage, network, hardware, and security layers.
- Track security, like user access and critical configuration changes, at every layer.
- Monitor logs at the granular level for every action and layer.
- Manage cloud sprawl in a big organizational setup by managing the request load in ELB logs and traffic in VPC logs, helping to cut costs and cut down unwanted usage.
- Create a dashboard and view key performance indicators (KPIs) at a glance.
Comprehensive AWS log analysis for increased visibility and auditability
Be it the applications, virtual machines, microservices on AWS Lambda, Active Directory, or load balancers on different layers—manage them all from one console. Search across logs using simple queries, save frequent searches, add them to dashboards, configure alerts, and stay on top of your AWS environment.
Keep your AWS environment secure
AWS CloudTrail logs record unauthorized access and user activity. Misconfigurations and changing identity and access management (IAM) roles are common in Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 environments to track which you have to monitor CloudTrail logs.
Reduce the MTTR with centralized management
Manage all your AWS logs with our centralized log management solution so that you can easily correlate performance metrics and functional issues from a single screen. You can also drill down to the root cause of the issue directly from the dashboard reducing the mean time to repair (MTTR).
Track related fields across logs
Analyzing different applications that are deployed on AWS simultaneously is necessary to achieve more efficient troubleshooting as failures cascade between applications. You can compare related fields in AWS CloudWatch and your application logs at the same time using related log templates.
Secure your Amazon VPC from intrusions
Analyze the network activity and discover the IPs generating traffic to your Amazon VPC. Ensure that your VPC is not prone to security threats by comparing and analyzing the weekly traffic patterns to spot anomalies, if any.
Oversee load balancer performance
Check how your applications and traffic are routed and distributed across instances by collecting application and network load balancer logs using the AWS Lambda function. Visualize the distribution across the Availability Zones and the source IPs so that you can quickly identify the source of issues.