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Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

The wait is overour log management solution is now ready to monitor and manage logs across servers and applications. Site24x7 AppLogs, developed with you in mind, can be scaled to handle terabytes of log data and it has been battle tested by handling logs of our Zoho Services.

What does it do?

Site24x7 AppLogs collects logs from your server and lets you monitor all your system and application logs from a single dashboard. You can collect, consolidate, and search content in your application and server logs across data centers to gain actionable insights for quicker troubleshooting.

How do I get started?

All you need to do is add a server monitor to Site24x7. The server agent then installs an AppLogs agent and looks for predefined log types available on your server. By default, we extend support to over 20 application logs including Apache, Cassandra, IIS, and Redis as well as log frameworks like Log4j, Logback, Log4Net, and Nlog. In addition to the predefined log types, you can also create a custom log type and define a log profile.

How does it work?

Once you add a new log type to your log profile, it will automatically be added to the set of supported log types. Any logs that match the pattern are uploaded to the Site24x7 server (logu.site24x7.com), which means you're all set to monitor your logs. Ensure that you whitelist this domain so you don't run into any issues down the road. 

How can it help me?

With Site24x7 AppLogs, you can track and fix a wide array of problems, including external database call failure, UI unresponsiveness, file upload failure, and dynamic user input verification. This also helps you reduce Mean Time to Identify (MTTI) and Mean Time to Repair (MTTR).

What is special about it?

Using our single, intuitive dashboard, you can perform a query language search and view all production application logs and performance issues in the same console. Your developers and IT operators won't need access to production servers for server troubleshooting. With graphs for visual aid, keep track of all your servers and applications' logs from a single console.

Consider the following query as an example:

logtype="SysLogs" and application CONTAINS "systemd"

Simple query language search

This query fetches the log entries with the log type "SysLogs" and the application field containing "systemd". You can also perform searches by combining queries like groupby, timeslice, or both. Read our help documentation to learn more. 

What has changed?

In the process of enhancing our product, we included a number of features for Site24x7 AppLogs after the release of the open beta. These include Log Trend Analysis, Query Language Search, Recent Searches, and Saved Searches along with some back-end enhancements to boost performance.

More with AppLogs

Our efforts don't stop here; we've got plenty more features in development. Feel free to share your feedback and suggestions in a comment below, and enjoy monitoring with Site24x7!

 

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Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

We already pay for website monitoring, starter package, but I couldn't find the price for the log management feature. It is also not clear which package includes log management. I think you should promote this feature in a better way.

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Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Hello, 

The AppLogs feature is available across all our paid plans. The Starter Plan by itself gives you 500MB of logs every month. 

You can purchase additional logs as add-ons under Admin >> Subscriptions >> Purchase add-ons on your Site24x7 account. The Applogs add-on is priced as below. 

  • Additional 10GB Logs: $10/month
You can write to us at sales@site24x7.com for more information. 
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Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

how should i handle generated log files?

lets say i use nlog and create daily files or 10MB files

when can i delete them? or should i leave them on the server?

 

when they are actually uploaded?

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Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

www.site24x7.com/community/log-management-for-devops

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Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Hello,

We start collecting last 24 hours logs that are configured in the log profile. In an ideal case, logs will be upload to Site24x7 servers with in 2 to 3 minutes. Hence you can keep only the last one-day logs in your system and remove the older ones.

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Re: Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

How I can delete the applogs because my limit is 21 GB and its some server consumed 17 GB in 3 days only.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Hello,

        We don't have an option to delete the logs. Our licensing is for Logs ingestion & search. It doesn't means, you can delete some logs and use it again.

        This looks like a specific issue where your sever has pushed more logs. However you can restrict such uploads by setting limits for log uploads. Refer to this doc for more. If you need further assistance, please reach out to us at support@site24x7.com.

 

Regards,

Magesh Rajan

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Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

It will be great if we can filter logs at source before collecting to site24x7. E.g. collect logs with only certain event ids or certain event types e.g. error and/or warning. That would make applog much more cost effective to use and will be adopted more widely by customers.

I have 500 plus servers and it does not make sense to consume all event logs, most of which are NOT useful for diagnostics or troubleshooting an issue. Then why should I collect and pay for it? Isn't that a common sense?

Pl introduce the concept of black list / white list while collecting logs. Regex support to filter out unwanted logs at source would be ideal.


Thanks,
Ash

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Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Hello,

         We are already having an option to filter the events in the agent side itself. To achieve this you need to configure the unwanted event id's in the field configuration of "Windows Event Logs" log type present in your account. Follow the steps below to set the configuration.

  1. Log in to your Site24x7 account.
  2. Go to Admin > AppLogs > Log Types > click on the Log Type Windows Event Logs
  3. In the Sample Output table, hover over the field name Event ID to find the icon and click on it. You'll be able to view the below Field Configurations pop-up.

 

Regards,

Magesh Rajan

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Re: Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Thank you Magesh. That works!

 

Kind Regards,

Ash

 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Hi Magesh,

 

Just realised that I cannot clone or copy the existing Windows Event log type. Only action is allowed is edit the filter as per your post on the default Windows event Log type. If I were to create a filter one on Level Error and the another one for Error and Warning, I can't do that. Or may be there is a way, I don't know.

Basically, I want to associate certain group of servers to collect Windows event log, level error only, and another group of servers Error and Warning. How can I achieve that?

 

Thanks,

Ash

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Hello,

        You can create a multiple  'Windows Event Logs' log type in your account using the same sample log and log pattern, apply the filter configuration based on your requirement. Then associate this log type with the required group servers in the log profile. Likewise you can create multiple log type and log profile for windows event logs to achieve your requirement.

Note: Please select the 'Log Source' as 'Windows Event Log' while creating the log profile.

 

Regards,

Magesh Rajan

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Thanks Magesh. I tried that already it throws some error.

"windowseventlog is a reserved logtype. Please provide a new one."

 

May be I can a log support ticket.

 

Kind Regards,

Ash

 

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Hello,

        You can provide a new log type name and try. Because log type name is not a problem but you have to use the same sample log and log pattern to make the 'Windows Event Log' work correctly.

 

Regards,

Magesh Rajan

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Thank you Magesh for your help. I have now setup appropriate log types.

 

It will also be great if I can associate log profiles to monitors using configuration rule. In that way I can ensure that whenever a server is added to the system, we are also collecting the desired logs.

 

Kind Regards,

Ash

 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Site24x7 AppLogs—Log management for DevOps!

Hi Ash,

           Thank you for raising your concern and we understand your requirement. We will take this as a feature request and update here once it's available.

 

Regards,

Magesh Rajan

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