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AWS CloudWatch Logs

Amazon CloudWatch Logs service is frequently used to monitor, store and access log files from multiple sources, including EC2, Route 53, AWS Lambda ana many others. The simplest way to integrate it is to create an AWS Lambda function that pushes logs incoming to CloudWatch Logs to LogSense too.

Step 1: Create the role that has CloudWatch Logs access

  • Using AWS Console, go to IAM dashboard. Click Roles and then Create role.

  • Select AWS Service Lambda as the service that will use the role

  • From eht list of permissions policies search for CloudWatchReadOnlyAcces and attach it

  • Skip the tags section

  • Assign a meaningful name, e.g. LogSenseCloudWatchAccessRole

Step 2: Create AWS Lambda function placeholder

  • Download the zip file containing integration function

  • Using AWS Console, go to Compute/Lambda dashboard. Click on Create function

  • Provide a meaningful name, e.g. LogSenseCloudwatchFunction

  • Keep Node.js 8.10 as the runtime and Choose an existing role as the role

  • Select the role created in the previous step (LogSenseCloudWatchAccessRole) as the Existing role

  • Click on Create function

Step 3: Attach the function code

After the previous step, a function editing dashboard shows up

  • From Code entry type dropdown in Function code section select Upload a .zip file and upload the previously downloaded zip

Step 4: Configure environment variable

Again, staying on the function editing dashboard, navigate to Environment variables

  • Enter CUSTOMER_TOKEN as the Key and the actual token (available in Customer Tokens section of the user portal) as the value

Step 5: Assign the trigger

  • Navigate to Designer section, from the list of triggers click on CloudWatch Logs. This should put it on the list triggers in the central section of the screen just on the right hand side.

  • Select the Log group that you want to push to LogSense. You can also add some optional filter patterns.

  • Click on Add

Note: You can add several triggers for different Log groups here

  • Click on Save in the top-right corner of the screen to assign all of those changes

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