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Collect from Custom Apps

In the Setup Wizard, select Your Custom App to download and install a Collector to collect log messages from applications that you have developed. Custom Apps may be any applications that you have developed for Linux, Windows, or Mac OS operating systems. This option also allows you to set up an HTTP Source, or a Syslog Source.

Select from the following options:

  • Local File. Use the Local File option to collect live, streaming data from your system. This installs a Collector, which is a lightweight application that compresses, encrypts, and caches your data as it is sent to Sumo Logic. The Setup Wizard guides you through different steps, depending on your operating system.
  • HTTP Source. This is an endpoint for receiving a file (or a batch of files) uploaded via a unique URL generated for the Source. The URL securely encodes the Collector and Source information.
  • Syslog Source. This operates like a syslog server listening on the designated port to receive syslog messages. Set your syslog-enabled devices to send syslog data to the port you specify in the Setup Wizard.
  • Graphite-Formatted Metrics. Graphite-formatted metrics Sources receive data in the Graphite format sent over a TCP or UDP socket.

Click Go Back to return to the main Setup Wizard screen.

Press the Esc key or click the X in the top-right corner of the window to exit.