Documentation forPapertrail



Papertrail can create and update a Librato graph displaying the number of log messages matching a search alert.


Follow the steps in Alerts.


From Librato Account Settings, obtain this identifier:

  • API Token

You will also need:

  • The email address of the Librato account which the API token is associated with.

Then for the search alert you are creating, choose:

  • Metric name, such as Exploit attempts or systems.http.500.

Metric Attributes

Once the metric has appeared in Librato, select it, and then set the attributes as shown in the image below.

You may wish to modify:

  • Messages - Y-axis label
  • msgs - Tooltip label
  • 60 - The Papertrail alert interval in seconds (60 for an alert that fires every minute)