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Collecting Logs for Sumo Logic

There are two ways to enable collection of logs for Sumo Logic. The first is via Helm, to install and configure the Kubernetes cluster directly, which will be the method recommended for most deployments using vanilla Kubernetes or an offering from a public cloud provider like EKS or GKE.

The second way is to leverage tools that may already be active in the cluster, like Prometheus. This will be the preferred when the Kubernetes cluster is in one of the distributions that target on-premise enterprise deployments, like Red Hat OpenShift, so they automatically configure advanced monitoring services as part of cluster creation.

Viewing and Managing Logs with Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic has a platform that really helps companies see all Three Pillars of Observability, which are logs, metrics, and traces. The Kubernetes application, which Sumo Logic has created for their platform, actively ingests metrics and logs into their platform from connected Kubernetes clusters so they can be processed and then visualized through both predefined and custom-made dashboards to increase transparency and expose the important information from Kubernetes – like detailed cluster health and resource utilization – in addition to building trends that allow for earlier detection of anomalies in the monitored clusters.

In addition to visualization, once the data from Kubernetes has been processed in the Sumo Logic platform, it can also be queried using Sumo Logic’s powerful query language, to make analysis easier and give the ability to correlate data from additional log sources to provide a holistic view of your infrastructure.