Getting Started Tutorial

Learn the basics of LogScale with our Getting Started guide

LogScale is a platform for consuming and monitoring event data ingested from logs. The software is designed to be used by system administrators and DevOps to monitor large quantities of data from logs, derive the individual events within those logs, and parse the content in order to extract key data points from the source. The extracted and identified data can be used to build graphs, identify anomalies, and create alerts to monitor your systems.

In this guide, we will take you through the steps of trying the LogScale software where you will learn how to configure, ingest, and use LogScale to process your data. The basics that you will learn during this tutorial can be applied to production deployments with your own data.

Deploying LogScale

LogScale is available using two primary deployment methods, LogScale Cloud or LogScale Self-Hosted:

  • LogScale Cloud requires no installation, with the service deployed within a private, secure SaaS solution. The Hosted service is automatically upgraded to the latest version of LogScale and enables you to ingest data from your servers into a secure data repository.

  • LogScale Self-Hosted installation enables you to deploy LogScale on your own infrastructure. An Self-Hosted install can be completed on bare metal, virtual instances, or a variety of different container-based deployments using Kubernetes. Self-Hosted installation can be to a single node or multiple nodes within a cluster.

For all installations, the primary interface for managing your LogScale deployment uses a web-based interface. The web interface can be used to monitor all of your LogScale servers, query your data, create dashboards and views, and configure alerts for your incoming data.

Trying LogScale

The tutorial consists of two separate sections designed to demonstrate how to use the LogScale environment, and then support you sampling LogScale's capabilities using your own data:

Configure Log Shippers

The LogScale Made Simple tutorial is a basic overview of the LogScale environment, introduces you to the basic components of LogScale, and takes you through the built-in LogScale tutorial.

LogScale with Your Data

For a more in depth guide to the different systems in LogScale, LogScale with Your Data will guide you through the process of ingesting your own data into LogScale, running sample queries, creating dashboards and encourages you to understand the LogScale interface.

Once you have completed these training sessions, you can get an in-depth view of the different elements of LogScale using Foundational Concepts.

When you've completed the Getting Started guide, if you're convinced that LogScale is for you, you can contact us to help you to integrate it into your production system.