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Forward your logs to New Relic

Our log management capabilities help you to collect, process, explore, query, and alert on your log data. To get your logs into New Relic, you can use any of these options:

Get started with log forwarders

If your APM agent doesn't support our automatic logs in context solution yet, you can continue to use our manual logs in context solutions, and forward your logs via our infrastructure agent or supported third-party forwarder. Here's how:

  1. If you don't have one already, create a New Relic account. It's free, forever.
  2. Have your New Relic account's license key.
  3. Install a compatible log forwarder.
  4. Ensure that outbound connectivity on TCP port 443 is allowed to the CIDR range that matches your region.
  5. Use the DNS name log-api.newrelic.com or log-api.eu.newrelic.com for configuration.
  6. For apps monitored by a New Relic APM agent, configure the agent by following the manual logs in context procedures.

Log forwarding options

We provide several solutions to forward your logs to New Relic.

Infrastructure agent (recommended)

Use our guided install process to quickly and easily install log management and infrastructure monitoring together! This is the easiest solution to get both your app's logging data and your host's logging data into New Relic. Watch a video of how this works.

If you don't need the host metrics automatically included with infrastructure log forwarding, or if you already have a log forwarder, you can use any of the following supported options to forward your logs to New Relic.

Amazon

We support the following Amazon log forwarders:

Microsoft

We support the following Microsoft log forwarder:

Other supported log forwarders

We also support these log forwarders:

TCP endpoint

In some situations you may not have log forwarders; for example, with CDNs, hardware devices, or managed services. You can use syslog protocols such as rsyslog and syslog-ng, and forward your logs to New Relic via a TCP endpoint.

Log API

If you prefer to connect to New Relic without installing a plugin, we offer an HTTP input integration. This option sends your monitored log data directly to New Relic via the Log API.

How it works

You can quickly and easily forward your log data using our infrastructure agent's guided install process. To learn how, including examples of how to use your logging data in New Relic, watch this Nerdlog video on YouTube (14:46 minutes):

What's next?

After you enable your log forwarder, make the most of your data in New Relic with our log management capabilities:

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