This topic explains the steps required to plan and install XpoLog in your environment. High level actions you need to consider and/or perform are listed below.
- Review the system requirements in order to decide which XpoLog you need (Windows/Linux/Solaris), decide whether a cluster is required, ensure required ports are opened, etc.
- Install XpoLog server/cluster. The main questions to ask are what is the daily logs volume and what the concurrent number of users is.
Note: Although in small environments (less than 10GB/Day), it might be sustainable to a single XpoLog process for processing and search, it is highly recommended that you run the processor process on a dedicated instance and the UI process on a dedicated instance when managing higher volumes. For more information about deployment server sizing, read system requirements.
- Review and configure the relevant post installation recommendations
- Configure log sources as detailed in the Administrator Guide. Suggested procedure is described below:
Determine your remote configuration needs. Questions to ask include:
- What types of sources do I need to connect to? For example: direct access, databases, SSH, etc. to plan required connectivity to the sources.
- Within each source type, what characteristics dictate the configuration needs? For example: machine type, geographic location, etc.
The Applications and Folders structure in XpoLog form the basis for easy navigation and hierarchy management of sources in XpoLog. These tags also enable users to easily manage and execute tag oriented dashboards, searches, and monitors (defined on folder, log, server or application).
- Create detailed log templates for your main log types in advance. Note that you may update templates any time later on as well.
Please read this topic thoroughly before starting a deployment, if you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact XpoLog Support Team - make sure you preform complete tests on your staging environment before deploying or updating XpoLog in production