Easy and quick logfile monitoring
October 01, 2020

Easy and quick logfile monitoring

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Loggly

We use SolarWinds Loggly to monitor one specific server. Our clients need us to deliver reliably and thorough monitoring is essential for reliability. Monitoring the log files of the server helps us to detect issues before they affect the system.
We monitor operating system, web server and application logs. This allows us to detect load peaks, issues in the application, attempted attacks or any other anomalies early.
  • A key feature for me is drilling down logs, finding what I am looking for quickly.
  • Creating graphs and dashboards for important information at a glance.
  • Setting alarms in case something unexpected happens.
  • Adding log sources is easy.
  • Users that want to use Loggly to its full power need to invest some time.
  • It's not very cheap.
  • I struggled adding logs with dynamic names.
  • Log monitoring was a client feature request. Using an open source solution that would have needed setup and hosting would have been more expensive than using Loggly.
Graylog would also have met our requirements, but since we then needed to run a virtual machine (with huge disk space) and also needed more work for setup and maintenance, our calculations resulted in Loggly being more cost effective.
Icinga is not made for log file monitoring and only used to monitor server health like CPU, memory, disk space ...
I think that Loggly is suitable for all projects where constant and reliable log monitoring is needed and where the price matches the project's capacity. The price might be a show stopper for smaller companies or projects.
Loggly is also very good to monitor logs from many servers at once, a feature that I don't use but would recommend doing if applicable.