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Logging integrations

If you need to access logs for your services regularly, or if you need more detailed logging than Managed Service for TimescaleDB can provide in the web console, you can connect your Managed Service for TimescaleDB to a logging service such as Loggly.

Create a Loggly service integration

This section covers how to create a service integration to SolarWinds Loggly with Managed Service for TimescaleDB.

Creating a Loggly service integration

  1. Navigate to SolarWinds Loggly and create or log in to your account.

  2. From the Loggly Home screen, navigate to LogsSource Setup. Click Customer Tokens from the top menu bar.

  3. On the Customer Tokens page, click Add New to create a new token. Give your token a name, and click Save. Copy your new token to your clipboard.

  4. Log in to your Managed Service for TimescaleDB account, and navigate to Service Integrations.

  5. In the Service Integrations page, navigate to Syslog, and click Add new endpoint.

  6. In the Create new syslog endpoint dialog, complete these fields:

    • In the Endpoint name field, type a name for your endpoint.
    • In the Server field, type logs-01.loggly.com.
    • In the Port field, type 514.
    • Uncheck the TLS checkbox.
    • In the Format field, select rfc5425.
    • In the Structured Data field, type <LOGGLY_TOKEN>@41058, using the Loggly token you copied earlier. You can also add a tag here, which you can use to more easily search for your logs in Loggly. For example, [email protected] TAG="example-tag".

    Click Create to create the endpoint. When the endpoint has been created, it shows as an enabled service integration, with a green active indicator.

  7. In the Loggly dashboard, navigate to Search to see your incoming logs. From here, you can create custom dashboards and view reports for your logs.

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