To monitor logs with SolarWinds Observability, configure your application or host to send logs directly to the SolarWinds Observability endpoint URL using an ingestion API token. Logs can be sent via HTTPS or syslog, or from your cloud provider with an AWS lambda function or Azure event function.
To collect logs for a services entity monitored by an APM library, you must configure the library to include trace context with the application logs and the logs must be sent using HTTPS or syslog.
To send logs using HTTPS or syslog, complete the following steps:
In SolarWinds Observability, click Add Data in the upper-right corner.
In the Add Data dialog, click Logs.
Create or select an API ingestion token to use when sending your logs by doing either of the following:
- Select Generate New Token and enter an Ingestion Token Name, then click Next.
- Select Use Existing Token and select an ingestion token from the list, then click Next.
Select a message logging standard to send your logs and click Next.
Follow the configuration instructions provided to start sending logs.
Click View Logs.
For detailed instructions on how to send logs in specific scenarios, see: