Centralized, Container-Aware Log Managment
Traditional Linux-based tools that are designed to run on a single host and that rely on analyzing log files on disk don’t scale well to multi-container clustered applications. They don’t work especially well monitoring single-container apps because, unless they are written to a data volume, disk contents are not persisted when containers are shut down.
What you need is a centralized approach to log management using container-aware monitoring tools.
Sumo Logic delivers a comprehensive strategy for the continuous monitoring of Docker infrastructures. You can correlate container events, configuration information, and host and daemon logs to get a complete overview your Docker environment. There’s no need to parse different log formats or manage logging dependencies between containers.
With the application’s quick and easy analysis tools, you can quickly view top 10 active containers by memory consumption, CPU consumption, or traffic sent and received.