When you set Logz.io to fetch Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) logs, Logz.io will periodically read logs from the configured S3 bucket. Elastic Load Balancing logs are useful for application usage intelligence and monitoring.

This ELB integration is specifically designed to work with the destination bucket to which ELB writes its logs.

It is based on ELB’s naming convention and path structure.

If you’re looking to ship ELB logs from a different bucket, please use the S3 Bucket shipping method instead.


Before you begin, you’ll need: s3:ListBucket and s3:GetObject permissions for the required S3 bucket (one bucket per region)

Send your logs to an S3 bucket

Logz.io fetches your Elastic Load Balancing logs from an S3 bucket.

For help with setting this up, see these docs from AWS:

Add your S3 bucket information

To use the S3 fetcher, log into your Logz.io account, and go to the Elastic Load Balancing log shipping page.

  1. Click + Add a bucket
  2. Select your preferred method of authentication - an IAM role or access keys.

The configuration wizard will open.

  1. Select the hosting region from the dropdown list.
  2. Provide the S3 bucket name
  3. Optional You have the option to add a prefix.
  4. Save your information.

S3 bucket configuration wizard

Logz.io fetches logs that are generated after configuring an S3 bucket. Logz.io cannot fetch past logs retroactively.

Check Logz.io for your logs

Give your logs some time to get from your system to ours, and then open Kibana.

If you still don’t see your logs, see log shipping troubleshooting.