Humio User Interface

Humio User Interface

Figure 8. Humio User Interface

The Humio User Interface provides several components to search, visualize and monitor server logs and metrics. This section of the Humio Documentation provides explanations of how to use the User Interface. Below is a list of the major section of it, which includes links to pages describing each in detail, as well as links to other related parts of the Humio Documentation.

  • Repositories and Views

    Repositories and Views

    Figure 9. Repositories and Views

    It's in the User Interface that you'll set up and find respositories of the data containing your server logs and metrics. You can also configure views of repositories which allow to view the data from multiple repositories, filter data or limit access based on your interests and security needs.

    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. See the Repositories and Views documentation for much more information on how to create and use repositories.

  • Search


    Figure 10. Search

    Once you have data coming into your repositories, you can search that data through the Humio User Interface. It allows for robust, fast regex searches of server logs and metrics contained in your repositories. See the Accessing Data in Repositories and Views page for instructions on how to search.

  • Dashboards


    Figure 11. Dashboards

    You can store often used searches in dashboards, a significant component of the Humio User Interface. They're a great way to get an overview of your systems. They are composed of widgets that you create to view server activities in the form of various graphs and tables of relevant data.

  • Actions and Alerts


    Figure 12. Alerts

    Through the User Interface you can set up alerts to trigger actions to let you know when activities on your servers exceed parameters, when events occur about which you want to be notified or want some of action to be done. Go to Alerts documentation page for information on how to create and manage alerts and actions.

  • Parsers


    Figure 13. Parsers

    To be able to view server logs and metrics, you'll need proper parsers to parse that data. You can create and configure parsers from this part of the User Interface. Go to Parsers for information on how to configure parsers.

  • Files


    Figure 14. Files

    The Files tab of the Humio User Interface is used for importing metadata that can be joined with events at search time. You can manage CSV files that can be used together with the match query function.

  • Settings


    Figure 15. Settings

    The Settings tab is where you configure some basic information about a repository or view, as well as create and manage authentication tokens for ingesting data, the settings in this tab are a mixture of global settings, like managing Packages and settings related to the repository or view you are interacting with at that time. Go to Repository Settings or View Settings for more information on what you can do from settings.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

    Humio supports a number keyboard shortcuts that make it easier to navigate around the user interface, and also make editing queries and text easier, go to the dedicated documenation for more details Keyboard Shortcuts.

  • Manage Your Account, Organization Settings, Cluster Administration and Dark/light Mode

    Humio offers a range of settings global and account specific settings by clicking on the account icon in the top right corner of the UI, more specifically:

    • You can manage account settings like API tokens and appearance from the Manage your Account menu item, see Managing your Account for information.

    • You can manage your users, groups and roles from the Organization Settings menu item, see Authorization for more information on managing authorization in Humio.

    • You can administrate your cluster nodes, kafka and zookeeper clusters, monitor queries, set query quotas and more. See Cluster Management for more information.