Enable New Relic Logs

New Relic Logs allows you to collect, process, explore, visualize, and alert on your log data using your existing log forwarder. This document explains how to enable this feature and get started using it.

Compatibility and requirements

Logs requires an active trial or paid subscription for any New Relic product.

To use New Relic Logs, ensure your configuration meets the following requirements:

Enable New Relic Logs using the Infrastructure agent

If you already have a New Relic Infrastructure subscription, you can forward your logs to New Relic Logs using the Infrastructure agent, our lightweight data collector, without having to use additional software.

For more information, see Forward your logs using the New Relic Infrastructure agent.

Enable New Relic Logs using a log forwarding plugin

Choose a plugin to see specific instructions:

Enable using the Logs API

If you prefer to connect to New Relic without installing a plugin, New Relic offers HTTP input integration. This will allow you to send your monitored log data directly to New Relic Logs via the Log API. For more information, see Introduction to Log API.

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.

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