We’ve been working with Logentries, a cloud service for log management and analytics, for the past 12 months — their real-time alerting and out-of-the box visualizations make it easy to understand system performance and user behavior.
Today Logentries released a Fastly Community Pack, which automatically sets up tags, saved queries, and visualizations in the Logentries dashboard to help Fastly customers get the most out of their real-time logs. The Community Pack takes advantage of Custom Varnish Configuration Language (VCL), so it can be easily modified to suit your logging needs.
The Community Pack offers:
Saved queries: You can use these for device detection, assessing the amount of data circulating in your network, and approximating the geographical location of your users.
Tags and alerts: To help with real-time network management, the Pack is equipped with request status, network load, and system inactivity alerts.
Visualizations: Data visualizations in this Pack include graphs based on saved queries like Unique IP counter, number of requests grouped by country/region/city, and total data downloaded.
Head over to Logentries’ blog to check out a full list of what’s included in the Fastly Community Pack as well as a couple of interesting examples for how it can be implemented alongside your VCL configurations.