When data is sent to Humio it will stored in a repository. This is how Humio organizes data and calls a collection of data. It’s a container for data with associated storage. Often there will be one physical repository per project or system. However, this may vary based on the data volume, user permissions and many other factors.

Within Humio, each repository has its own set of users, dashboards, saved queries, and parsers. In a repository, you can control data retention and create parsers to distinguish incoming data. Some of these steps and components are covered in this section of the Humio Documentation—some are covered in other sections.

Below is a list of these significant elements, with descriptions and links to related pages with more information—the headings are links to the related pages of the Documentation:

Create a Repository

It’s a simple task to create a repository in Humio. The heading here contains a link which will bring you to the page that explains it.

Ingest Data

A repository is only a container for data. You’ll have to assemble a system to feed data, to ingest data into a repository. This is covered in the Ingest Data section.

Search a Repository

The raw data that accumulates in a repository is useful, but only if you can search it. This is covered in this section of the Documentation—click on the heading here.

Create a Dashboard

Rather than re-enter search criteria that you use often, you can save them in widgets to be become part of a dashboard. With a dashboard, you can easily monitor the data, you’ll see in graphs and tables search criteria results. This is covered in the User Interface section.

Security & Users

As with a data, security is important. Although covered elsewhere, if you click on the heading here you will see more about this topic and how to add users and set their permissions related to accessing a repository.

Create a View

A view may be used to limit access for some users and to filter out some events in a repository. It may also be used to search multiple repositories. For some administrators, views are unnecessary. However, if you could use them, click on the heading here for more information.

As you can see, some of the documentation pages related to repositories are kept in this section (e.g., creating and searching them), whereas other aspects of repositories are explained in other sections of this documentation. This is due to the nature of repositories: so much is connected to them. The list above with its links is meant to assist you in finding what you need.

Most of these steps and your interactions with Humio will be done through the Humio User Interface. Therefore, you may want to read the User Interface section of the Documentation.

Incidentally, if you’re new to Humio, you may want to look at the Training section of the Humio Library. Start by reading the Getting Started tutorial. You may also want to read through the Foundational Concepts pages. Starting in Training will make it much easier for you to start with Humio.