Log Collection

This report provides visibility into log collection volume and log messages processed in your environment, including log collection per day measured by GB, EPS or log messages, and a collector list with volumes and total messages. Use this report to support log collection configuration and optimization efforts in your environment.

This report is composed of the Log Collection page and the Top 10 Log Collectors page. To see the Top 10 Log Collectors page, click the arrow icon () on the top right of the report.

To access the Log Collection report:

  1. In the Alert Logic console, click Reports, and then click Service.
  2. Click Capability Usage, and then click Log Collection.

To refine your findings, filter your report by Date Range and Customer Account.

By default, Alert Logic includes (All) filter values in the report.

To add or remove values in a filter:

  1. Click the drop-down menu in the filter, and then select or clear values.
  2. Click Apply.

Daily Traffic Volume section

This section provides the peak daily volume and average daily volume of collected log messages during the selected period.

Collection Method section

This section provides the total count of collectors that received log data for each collection method (appliances, agents, and remote log sources) in the selected period.

Log Collection by Day section

The bar graph displays the daily log collection for the selected filters. You can display the data as a line or bar chart. Click the Chart Type drop-down on the top right of the graph, and then select the chart type you want to see. You can also view the data measured by events per second (EPS), gigabytes (GB), or log messages. Click the Measure by drop-down, and then select how you want the data measured.

Log Collection Volume section

The list displays the daily log collection volume by collectors, GBs, EPS, and messages processed in your environment for the selected period. The list is organized by date, customer account, collector method, collector name, and total GBs, total EPS, and total messages.

Top 10 Log Collectors page

To see the Top 10 Log Collectors page, click the arrow icon () on the top right of the report.

Top 10 Log Collectors (GBs) section

The list displays the collectors that processed the most volume, measured in gigabytes, during the selected period. The list is organized by customer account, collector method, collector name, traffic in GBs, and percentage of the total traffic.

Top 10 Log Collectors (EPs) section

The list displays the collectors that processed the most volume, measured in events per second, during the selected period. The list is organized by customer account, collector method, collector name, traffic in EPs, and percentage of the total traffic.

Top 10 Log Collectors (Log Messages) section

The list displays the collectors that processed the most volume measured in log messages during the selected period. The list is organized by customer account, collector method, collector name, traffic in log messages, and percentage of the total traffic.