Telemetry Collector is currently available in all regions except for Japan and Australia. If you’re located in these regions, you can use Logz.io’s data shippers to send your data.

To start sending your AWS data through the Telemetry Collector, Log into your Logz.io account, navigate to Send your data, and click on Start collecting.

Start collecting button

Select platform

Select the AWS platform and the relevant sub-type through which you want to send your data.

Select platform

Select data sources

Enter the full path location of your log files from your machine. You can add multiple files by clicking on the Add a file option.

Logz.io uses OpenTelemetry to monitor your EC2.

Select data source

Define your collector

Choose a name and write a description to help identify the collector.

Under Accounts, you can review the Logs and Metrics accounts to which the Telemetry Collector will send the data. If you don’t have an existing account, one will be generated for you, and you’ll be able to review its name before continuing.

Click Generate snippet to continue.

Define collector

Install the Telemetry Collector

Copy the code snippet and run it in your EC2 to install the AWS Telemetry Collector.

Some platforms might require additional details, such as admin privileges or passwords, to complete the installation. These details are not sent to or stored by Logz.io.

Review collector

Collect data

That’s it! It might take a while for the Telemetry Collector to get up and running, after which you’ll be able to view your logs, metrics, or traces and get full observability into your system.

Manage your Telemetry Collector:

To manage an AWS Telemetry Collector on your Linux machine, you can use the following commands:

Collector Binary:   /opt/logzio-otel-collector/otelcol-logzio-linux_amd64
Collector Config:   /opt/logzio-otel-collector/otel_config.yaml
Start Service Command:   sudo systemctl start logzioOTELCollector
Stop Service Command:   sudo systemctl stop logzioOTELCollector
Show Service Command:   sudo systemctl | grep logzioOTELCollector
Show Logs Command:   sudo systemctl status -l logzioOTELCollector

If you have additional questions about managing your Telemetry Collector, contact Logz.io’s Support team.

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