logzio-nodejs setup

logzio-nodejs collects log messages in an array, which is sent asynchronously when it reaches its size limit or time limit (100 messages or 10 seconds), whichever comes first. It contains a simple retry mechanism which upon connection reset or client timeout, tries to send a waiting bulk (2 seconds default).

It’s asynchronous, so it doesn’t block other messages from being collected and sent. The interval increases by a factor of 2 between each retry until it reaches the maximum allowed attempts (3).

By default, any error is logged to the console. You can change this by using a callback function.

Configure logzio-nodejs

Add the dependency to your project

Navigate to your project’s folder in the command line, and run this command to install the dependency.

npm install logzio-nodejs
Configure logzio-nodejs

Use the samples in the code block below as a starting point, and replace the sample with a configuration that matches your needs.

For a complete list of options, see the configuration parameters below the code block.👇

// Replace these parameters with your configuration
var logger = require('logzio-nodejs').createLogger({
  token: '<<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>',
  protocol: 'https',
  host: '<<LISTENER-HOST>>',
  port: '8071',
  type: 'YourLogType'
});
Parameters
Parameter Description
token Your Logz.io account token.
Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.
protocol http http or https. The value here affects the default of the port parameter.
host listener.logz.io Listener host. Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.
port 8070 (for HTTP) or 8071 (for HTTPS) Destination port. Default port depends on the protocol parameter.
type nodejs The log type, shipped as type field. Used by Logz.io for consistent parsing. Can’t contain spaces.
sendIntervalMs 2000 (2 seconds) Time to wait between retry attempts, in milliseconds.
bufferSize 100 Maximum number of messages the logger will accumulate before sending them all as a bulk.
numberOfRetries 3 Maximum number of retry attempts.
debug false To print debug messsages to the console, true. Otherwise, false.
callback A callback function to call when the logger encounters an unrecoverable error. The function API is function(err), where err is the Error object.
timeout Read/write/connection timeout, in milliseconds.
addTimestampWithNanoSecs false Boolean. Adds @timestamp_nano field, which is a timestamp that includes nanoseconds. To add this field, true. Otherwise, false.
If you’re sending multiple logs per second, we recommend setting to true to preserve the log sequence.
Code sample

You can send log lines as a raw string or as an object. For more consistent and reliable parsing, we recommend sending logs as objects.

To send an object (recommended):

  var obj = {
      message: 'Some log message',
      param1: 'val1',
      param2: 'val2'
  };
  logger.log(obj);

To send raw text:

  logger.log('This is a log message');

Include this line at the end of the run if you’re using logzio-nodejs in a severless environment, such as AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, or Google Cloud Functions:

  logger.sendAndClose();

winston-logzio setup

This winston plugin is a wrapper for the logzio-nodejs appender, which basically means it just wraps our nodejs logzio shipper. With winston-logzio, you can take advantage of the winston logger framework with your Node.js app.

Configure winston-logzio

Before you begin, you’ll need: Winston 3 (If you’re looking for Winston 2, checkout v1.0.8). If you need to run with Typescript, follow the procedure to set up winston with Typescript.

Add the dependency to your project

Navigate to your project’s folder in the command line, and run this command to install the dependency.

npm install winston-logzio --save
Configure winston-logzio

Here’s a sample configuration that you can use as a starting point. Use the samples in the code block below or replace the sample with a configuration that matches your needs.

const winston = require('winston');
const LogzioWinstonTransport = require('winston-logzio');

const logzioWinstonTransport = new LogzioWinstonTransport({
  level: 'info',
  name: 'winston_logzio',
  token: '<<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>',
  host: '<<LISTENER-HOST>>',
});


const logger = winston.createLogger({
    format: winston.format.simple(),
    transports: [logzioWinstonTransport],
});

logger.log('warn', 'Just a test message');

If winston-logzio is used as part of a serverless service (AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, etc.), add logger.close() at the end of the run.

Replace the placeholders in the sample configuration

If you’re using the sample configuration code block, you’ll need to replace the placeholders to match your specifics.

  • Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.

  • Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.

Parameters

For a complete list of your options, see the configuration parameters below.👇

Parameter Description
LogzioWinstonTransport This variable determines what will be passed to the logzio nodejs logger itself. If you want to configure the nodejs logger, add any parameters you want to send to winston when initializing the transport.
token Your Logz.io account token.
Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.
protocol http http or https. The value here affects the default of the port parameter.
host listener.logz.io Listener host. Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.
port 8070 (for HTTP) or 8071 (for HTTPS) Destination port. Default port depends on the protocol parameter.
type nodejs The log type, shipped as type field. Used by Logz.io to determine parsing. Can’t contain spaces.
sendIntervalMs 2000 (2 seconds) Time to wait between retry attempts, in milliseconds.
bufferSize 100 Maximum number of messages the logger will accumulate before sending them all as a bulk.
numberOfRetries 3 Maximum number of retry attempts.
debug false To print debug messsages to the console, true. Otherwise, false.
callback A callback function to call when the logger encounters an unrecoverable error. The function API is function(err), where err is the Error object.
timeout Read/write/connection timeout, in milliseconds.
addTimestampWithNanoSecs false Boolean. Adds @timestamp_nano field, which is a timestamp that includes nanoseconds. To add this field, true. Otherwise, false.
If you’re sending multiple logs per second, we recommend setting to true to preserve the log sequence.
Additional configuration options
  • If winston-logzio is used as part of a serverless service (AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, etc.), add this line at the end of the configuration code block.

    logger.close()
    
  • The winston logger by default sends all logs to the console. You can easily disable this by adding this line to your code:

    winston.remove(winston.transports.Console);
    
  • To send a log line:

    winston.log('info', 'winston logger configured with logzio transport');
    
  • To log the last UncaughtException before Node exits:

    var logzIOTransport = new (winstonLogzIO)(loggerOptions);
    var logger = new(winston.Logger)({
      transports: [
        logzIOTransport
      ],
      exceptionHandlers: [
        logzIOTransport
      ],
      exitOnError: true    // set this to true
    });
    
    process.on('uncaughtException', function (err) {
      logger.error("UncaughtException processing: %s", err);
      logzIOTransport.flush( function(callback) {
        process.exit(1);
      });
    });
    
  • Another configuration option

    var winston = require('winston');
    var logzioWinstonTransport = require('winston-logzio');
    
    // Replace these parameters with your configuration
    var loggerOptions = {
        token: '<<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>',
        protocol: 'https',
        host: '<<LISTENER-HOST>>',
        port: '8071',
        type: 'YourLogType'
    };
    
    winston.add(logzioWinstonTransport, loggerOptions);
    

winston-logzio setup with Typescript

This winston plugin is a wrapper for the logzio-nodejs appender that runs with Typescript, which basically means it just wraps our nodejs logzio shipper. With winston-logzio, you can take advantage of the winston logger framework with your Node.js app.

Configure winston-logzio

Before you begin, you’ll need: Winston 3 (If you’re looking for Winston 2, checkout v1.0.8)

Add the dependency to your project

Navigate to your project’s folder in the command line, and run this command to install the dependency.

npm install winston-logzio --save
Configure winston-logzio with Typescript

If you don’t have a tsconfig.json file, you’ll need to add it first. Start by running:

tsc --init

On your tsconfig.json file, under the parameter compilerOptions make sure you have the esModuleInterop flag set to true or add it:

"compilerOptions": {
  ...
  "esModuleInterop": true
}

Here’s a sample configuration that you can use as a starting point. Use the samples in the code block below or replace the sample with a configuration that matches your needs.

import winston from 'winston';
import LogzioWinstonTransport from 'winston-logzio';
const logzioWinstonTransport = new LogzioWinstonTransport({
  level: 'info',
  name: 'winston_logzio',
  token: '<<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>',
  host: '<<LISTENER-HOST>>',
});
const logger = winston.createLogger({
    format: winston.format.simple(),
    transports: [logzioWinstonTransport],
});
logger.log('warn', 'Just a test message');

If winston-logzio is used as part of a serverless service (AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, etc.), add this line at the end of the configuration code block.

logger.close()
Replace the placeholders in the sample configuration

If you’re using the sample configuration code block, you’ll need to replace the placeholders to match your specifics.

  • Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.

  • Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.

Troubleshooting

To fix errors related to esModuleInterop flag make sure you run the relevant tsconfig file. These might help: tsc <file-name>.ts --esModuleInterop or tsc --project tsconfig.json