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Vector output sink for log forwarding

Use our Vector output sink to connect your Vector-monitored log data to New Relic. Read on to learn how to configure and test the Vector New Relic logs sink.

Compatibility and requirements

To forward your logs to New Relic using Vector, ensure your configuration meets the following requirements:

Configure the Vector New Relic Logs sink

To configure the Vector New Relic logs sink:

  1. Choose one of the following options for adding a snippet to your vector.conf file (located in /etc/vector by default):

  2. Restart the Vector service to ensure your changes are applied.

Test the Vector New Relic logs sink

To test if the New Relic logs sink is forwarding events:

  1. Run the following command to append a test log message to your log file:

    echo "test message" >> /PATH/TO/YOUR/LOG/FILE
  2. Search New Relic Logs UI for your test message.

View log data

If everything is configured correctly and your data is being collected, you should see data logs in both of these places:

  • New Relic Logs UI

  • New Relic tools for running NRQL queries. For example, you can execute a query like this:


What's next?

Now that you've enabled Logs, here are some potential next steps:

If no data appears after you enable New Relic Logs, follow the troubleshooting procedures.

For more help

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources:

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