After starting your Humio Cloud account and going through the interactive tutorial (described in the Humio made Simple tutorial), you’re ready to try Humio with your data. The steps to doing that, as well as playing with the data, are as follows:
The first step will be to prepare your Humio Cloud account to receive data from your server. This page of this tutorial will take you through the process to create a temporary, trial repository, in addition to the Sandbox repository you used in the previous tutorial. It will also tell you how to generate authentication tokens that you’ll use in the following step.
Next you’ll have to prepare your server to send data to Humio Cloud. This step involves installing a utility on your server. It should be easy, though, since you can use an installation program like yum or apt-get. Mostly, you’ll have to add some lines to a couple of configuration files—in particular Humio Cloud’s address and an authentication token.
Once you’ve finished the previous two steps, your repository should be ready. The second half of this tutorial will show you how to check the repository. This will include seeing if activities on your server are logged in your repository on Humio Cloud.
In the last part of this tutorial, you’ll assemble a simple dashboard to store some basic queries for monitoring your server. You’ll learn how to configure and arrange a dashboard.
After you go through the four steps outlined above, read through the tutorial pages that follow and did everything instructed, you’ll have a nicely running repository of some of your server logs and metrics. Then you’ll have a good sense of what’s possible with Humio and you’ll know the basics of how to install and configure it with the Humio Cloud.