image Host Quickstart

The Host Quick Start Integration is the simplest way to start monitoring your Linux and Windows servers in Observe.

It is designed to quickly surface logs and metrics information in our Log and Metric explorers.

The package uses the Observe Agent for Linux and Windows, and OpenTelemetry Collector with the Open Telemetry Host Metrics Receiver and the Open Telemetry File Log Receiver for macOS to ship common logs and metrics from the host you wish to monitor.

The install is designed to be simple and light weight to simplify the process.

The instructions are located in a public git hub repository and are also provided (with pre-populated parameters to make it work for your Observe instance) within the Configuration panel of our UI based install for the app.

Observe helps you quickly start monitoring the health and activity of your servers with the following features:

  • A logs dataset (Logs) with log files being shipped from your host.

  • A metrics dataset (Metrics) with common host metrics collected from your host.

  • A resource dataset (Source) to quickly show you the hosts your are monitoring that links to associated logs and metrics.

  • A simple home dashboard that shows high level logs and metrics with links to our log, metric and resource explorers.

  • A simple health dashboard to monitor the health of the otelcol agent installed on your server.

Viewing Host Data in Observe

Log dataset

The Logs dataset can be viewed in the Log Explorer. If you type Host Quickstart in the search on the left hand side - under Investigate Logs - of the screen you will find the Logs dataset.

Log Explorer Quickstart App

Figure 1 - Log Explorer

Metric dataset

The Metrics dataset can be viewed in the Metrics Explorer. If you type Host Quickstart in the search on the left hand side - under Investigate Metrics - of the screen you will find the Metrics dataset and the metrics being produced by your host instances.

Metric Explorer Quickstart App

Figure 2 - Metric Explorer

Source dataset

The Source dataset can be viewed in the Resource Explorer. If you type Host Quickstart in the search on the left hand side - under Investigate Resources - of the screen you will find the Source dataset and the hosts emitting telemetry.

Resource Explorer Quickstart App

Figure 3 - Resource Explorer

Setup

To install and configure data collection, see the instructions provided within the app or in README.md on Github.