Logz.io is a comprehensive observability platform that provides better visibility into applications and systems.

The fully managed SaaS solution allows you to collect, parse, and analyze logs, metrics, traces, and security data in one place, using AI and machine learning to help identify and resolve issues, respond faster to incidents, and manage costs effectively.

With Logz.io, you can aggregate and visualize your server log data in real-time, making understanding the events happening across your infrastructure easier.

Logz.io supports long-term log retention and is built with security in mind, providing features like role-based access control, ensuring that your sensitive log data is properly protected.

Follow the steps below to configure shipping data from Control Plane to Logz.io:

Step 1 - Generate Token Credentials

Logz.io requires an authorization token in order to process data and logs. You’ll need to store the token as an Opaque Secret and configure external logging.

  1. Log into your Logz.io account and open the Data shipping tokens page.
  2. Copy the listener URL and the relevant account token you want to use.

Next, log into your Control Plane Console UI, and follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Secrets and create a new secret.
  2. Name your secret and select Opaque from the Secret Type list.
  3. Paste the Logz.io token string into the content text box and click Create.

This secret will be used when configuring logging using the UI Console or CLI.

Step 2 - Configuring Shipping Data to Logz.io

You need to enable logging from your UI Console or CLI.

Enable Logging using the UI Console

  1. Open the Control Plane Console UI, click on Org in the left menu.
  2. Click External Logs in the middle context menu.
  3. Select Logz.io and fill out the required fields.
  4. Select the Opaque secret created to authenticate to Logz.io. Refer to the generate token credentials section to obtain and configure the necessary credentials.
  5. Click Save.

You will be able to see log entries at Logz.io shortly after the configuration has been completed.

The Listener Host value is shown on the Manage tokens page.

Enable Logging using the CLI

The external logging configuration can be created / updated using the CLI’s cpln org patch ORG_NAME -f FILE.yaml command.

Below is an example Org manifests (in YAML). Edit and save the YAML as a file and use it as an input to the CLI’s cpln org patch ORG_NAME -f FILE.yaml command.

Refer to the generate token credentials section to obtain and configure the necessary credentials.

  • Substitute: ORG_NAME, OPAQUE_SECRET, and possibly the listener host.

Use the listener host URL that matches your Logz.io account. The host will be a similar domain name that resolves when using the Logz.io dashboard.

kind: org
name: ORG_NAME
      credentials: //secret/OPAQUE_SECRET
      listenerHost: listener.logz.io