Collecting logs

Data collection in BMC Helix Log Analytics is based on open source data collectors to collect logs from different data sources or applications deployed in your environment. Before collecting logs, identify your monitoring requirements—the applications and files from which you want to collect logs.

Collect logs by using the Configure logs from file interface provided in BMC Helix Developer Tools. The configurations on this interface use docker-based Fluentd and you can configure log file location and parsing and filtering expressions. For more information, see Collecting logs by using Fluentd.

You can also use open source collectors—Filebeat and Logstash—to collect logs. However, you need to manage all the connectors as it is not supported in the BMC Helix Developer Tools connector framework. For more information, see Collecting logs by using Logstash and Filebeat.

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