Installing Using Containers

LogScale recommends that LogScale is deployed within a container environment, since this provides an environment that allows for the cluster to be configured, and scaled, as the size of the data and ingest volume increases.

LogScale provides two separate containers for deploying LogScale:

Feature humio-core humio
LogScale Yes Yes
Kafka Not included Yes
Use for Production Testing and Development only


Production deployments should use the humio-core deployment in production that requires a requires a separate Kafka cluster. Having Kafka and LogScale on the same host can cause performance issues, particularly during ingest. Having separate Kafka and LogScale containers and clusters enables more flexible and reliable scaling.

To deploy a solution using either container: