Basic How-To's

Display Basic Server Metrics: display basic metrics such as CPU load, disk, and memory usage. Gives you a quick glance at your server performance.

Search Log Files: search your logs for a word, phrase, or regular expression. Search logs from a specific time period.

Analyze Access Logs: analyze web access logs. Graph and alert on error rates, view the most commonly requested pages, and more.

Managing servers and log files

Upload Multiple Log Files: upload multiple log files from a single server, such as a web access log, the system log, and an application debugging/error log.

Manage Groups of Servers: organize your servers into groups. Use server groups to aggregate logs for searching, generate graphs or trigger alerts based on the behavior of multiple servers, and more.


Set Alert on Server Down: get notified if a server ceases to function. This alert is designed to monitor the basic functioning of the server host (power, network connectivity, etc.).

Set Alert on Live Server Count: get notified if too many servers in a group are not functioning, without being bothered for routine events affecting a single server.

Set Alert On System Metric: generate notifications based on server metrics, such ask a full disk or overloaded CPU.

Alert When Site is Unavailable: generate a notification when a web site (or other HTTP service) is unavailable, based on external probes from Scalyr servers.

Alert On Log Messages: generate a notification when a particular message (such as an error message) appears in your logs.

Alert Using PagerDuty: route alert notifications through PagerDuty.

Alert Using OpsGenie: route alert notifications through OpsGenie.

Alert Using Slack: route alert notifications through Slack.

Amazon AWS

Import Amazon CloudWatch Metrics: import metrics from Amazon CloudWatch. Includes instructions for alerting if your AWS spending rate climbs too high.

Import Amazon CloudTrail Logs: import records of your AWS API calls using Amazon CloudTrail.

Import Amazon CloudFront Logs: import access logs from Amazon CloudFront.

Import Amazon ELB Logs: import access logs from your Amazon Elastic Load Balancers.

Import Amazon S3 Access Logs: import access logs for your Amazon S3 buckets.

Import Amazon Redshift Logs: import audit logs from Amazon Redshift.

Import Amazon Spot Data Feeds: import Amazon's spot instance data feed.

Import Amazon RDS Logs: import log files (e.g. slow query logs) from an Amazon RDS database in realtime.

Import Generic Logs From S3: import other log formats from an Amazon S3 bucket.

Archive Logs to S3: archive a copy of your logs to Amazon S3 for long-term storage.

Alert on AWS Billing Spikes: use CloudWatch to monitor your Amazon AWS usage fees, and notify you if there is an unexpected jump in spending.


Custom Metrics: log custom metrics from your application code.

Display Common IP Addresses: see which IP addresses, user agents, or other request categories generate the most traffic to your web servers.