LogScale Overview

Basic concepts about how LogScale operates and functions

LogScale is a log storage platform that ingests data, taking the information from the log files generated by operating systems, servers, and applications, storing that data into silos of information called repositories. Once ingested, that data can be queried and displayed, typically this is in a graphical form of a dashboard. A rich query language allows you to extract, filter, format and aggregate information.

The basic structure of this process is shown in the diagram below.

graph LR; subgraph Logs direction TB WS1[Web Server] AS[Application Server] MS[Mail Server] ZS[Other Servers] end subgraph LogScale I[Ingest] subgraph Repositories direction TB RW[Weblogs] RA[System Logs] RM[Mail Logs] end Q[Queries] D[Dashboards] end WS1 --> I AS --> I MS --> I ZS --> I I-->RW I-->RA I-->RM RW-->Q RA-->Q RM-->Q Q-->D click WS1 "training-fc-log-sources.html" "Log Sources" click AS "training-fc-log-sources.html" "Log Sources" click MS "training-fc-log-sources.html" "Log Sources" click ZS "training-fc-log-sources.html" "Log Sources" click I "training-fc-ingestion.html" "Ingestion" click RW "training-fc-repositories.html" "Repositories" click RA "training-fc-repositories.html" "Repositories" click RM "training-fc-repositories.html" "Repositories" click Q "training-fc-queries.html" "Queries" click D "training-fc-dashboards.html" "Dashboards"

The diagram highlights the high-level elements and process for LogScale covered in the following sections: