Logs from the Logging Agent

This page lists the logs that are sent to Stackdriver Logging by the Logging agent.

Audit Logs

The Stackdriver Logging agent does not write audit logs.

Custom Logs

The Logging agent is pre-configured to send logs from VM instances to Stackdriver Logging. You can add your own Fluentd configuration files to the Logging agent. For more information, see Configuring the agent.

Linux instances

The following logs are pre-configured in the Logging agent running on Linux VM instances.

Log ID1Source and configuration files
syslogLinux syslog
apache-access, apache-errorApache logs.
cassandra, cassandra-outputCassandra logs.
chef-*2Chef logs.
gitlab-*gitlab logs.
jenkinsJenkins logs.
jetty-*Jetty logs.
joomlaJoomla logs.
magento-*Magento logs.
mediawikiMediaWiki logs.
memcachedmemcached logs.
mongodbMongodb logs.
mysql, mysql-slowMySQL logs.
nginx-access, nginx-errorNginx logs.
postgresqlPostgreSQL logs.
puppet-*Puppet Enterprise logs.
rabbitmq-*RabbitMQ logs.
redisRedis logs.
redmineRedmine logs.
salt-*Salt logs.
solrSolr logs.
sugarcrmSugarCRM logs.
tomcat, tomcat-localhost_access_logTomcat logs.
zookeeper, zookeeper-traceZookeeper logs.

Notes:

1 The logs from the agent are named projects/[PROJECT_ID]/logs/[LOG_ID]. [LOG_ID] is a simple name such as syslog or redis. There is no service name prefix.

2 The asterisk (*) following some of the log names means that there can be several logs whose names begin with the same prefix.

Windows instances

The following logs are pre-configured in the Logging agent running on Windows VM instances.

Log ID1Description
fluent.infoLogging agent messages
winevt.rawWindows Event Log

Notes:

1 The logs from the agent are named projects/[PROJECT_ID]/logs/[LOG_ID]. [LOG_ID] is a simple name such as winevt.raw or fluent.info. There is no service name prefix.

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