Agentless vs. Agent based log collection

The NXLog Enterprise Edition offers both agentless and agent based log collection so it's possible to use it in both ways or even in mixed mode.

In most enterprise environments the common data sources are mainly Syslog, local log files (IIS, DNS, custom app logs) and Windows Eventlog. Let's take a look at how this event data can be collected with the agentless or the agent based method.

Sending logs to loggly

Loggly offers cloud based storage and analytics services for log data. NXLog can be used to collect and send logs off to the Loggly service.

Below is a configuration that can be used for a start. Make sure to set the value of CUSTOMER_TOKEN properly. If you are unsure where to get this, see the article about the cusomer token in the Loggly support center.