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Sumo Logic

Install the Nginx App and view the Dashboards

Nginx App Dashboards help you monitor an overview of your Nginx system, visitor locations, visitor access types, traffic insight, and web server operations.

Install the Sumo Logic App

Now that you have set up collection for Nginx, install the Sumo Logic App for Nginx to use the preconfigured searches and Dashboards that monitor log events generated by Nginx servers.

To install the app:

Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 
  2. To install the app, click Add to Library and complete the following fields.
    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source. Select either of these options for the data source.

      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list.

      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
    4. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. See Welcome to the New Library for information on working with the library in the new UI.

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Dashboards

This section describes the dashboards in the Sumo Logic App for Nginx.

Overview

An overview of activity in Nginx, including the location of visitors, distribution of traffic across servers, a breakdown of response types over time, and traffic volume/bytes served over time.

Overview

Visitor Locations. A geolocation map of the world that shows the count of site visitors at each location over the last 24 hours.

Traffic Distribution by Server. An area map that shows the count of site visitors per timeslice by source host over the last 24 hours.  

Responses over Time. A stacked column chart that shows the count of response of each type type—successes, client errors, redirect, and server errors—per timeslice over the last 24 hours.

Traffic Volume and Bytes Served. A combination chart that displays gigabytes served as a line chart over the number of hits your site received, per timeslice over the last 24 hours.

Visitor Locations

Information about where site visitors are located, and the volume of visits by location over time.

Visitor Locations

Worldwide. A geolocation map of the world that shows the count of visitors from each location over the last 60 minutes.

United States. A geolocation map of the United States that shows the count of visitors from each location over the last 60 minutes.

Visits by Country Over Time. A stacked column chart that shows the count of site visits by country per timeslice over the last 60 minutes. 

Visits by US State Over Time. A stacked column chart that shows the count of site visits in the United States by state, per timeslice over the last 60 minutes. 

Visitor Access Types

Information about site visitor environments, including operating system/platform, mobile device type, browsers, operating systems, and operating system versions.

Visitor Access Types

Visitor Platforms. A donut chart that shows the count of site visits by platform—Mac, PC, Mobile, and unknown/bots—over the last 60 minutes. 

Popular Mobile Device Versions. A column chart that shows the count of visits from mobile devices , by device type and version, over the last 60 minutes.

Browsers and Operating Systems. A stacked column chart that shows the count of visits by by operating system/browser combination (mobile or computer) per timeslice over the last 60 minutes.

Top 10 Desktop OS Versions. A column chart that shows the count of site visits by operating system version for the top 10 operating system versions, over the last 60 minutes.

Visitor Traffic Insight

Information about the top pages served, top referrers, media types serviced, and top search terms.

Visitor Traffic Insight

Top Documents. A bar chart that shows the count of hits for the 10 files that were most frequently served over the last 60 minutes. 

Top Referrers. A bar chart that shows the count of hits from the top five referring sites over the last 60 minutes

Media Types Served. A donut chart that shows the count and percentage of media served by type—PDF, JSP, CSS, and so on—over the last 60 minutes. 

Top 10 Search Terms from Popular Search Engines. A table that shows the top ten search terms by which visitors reached your site(s) and the count of each over the last 60 minutes.

Web Server Operations

Information about web server activity, including top bots observed and information about errors.

Web Server Operations

Top 10 Bots Observed. A table that lists the top bots observed over the last 60 minutes and the count of each. 

Client Locations -4xx Errors. A geolocation map of the world that shows the count of 4xx errors are originating in each location over the last 60 minutes.

Server Errors Over Time. A stacked column chart that shows the count of server errors (5xx) by error number per timeslice over the last 60 minutes.

Non-200 Response Status Codes. A bar chart that shows the count of each non-200 responses received by status code over the last 60 minutes.

Top 5 Clients Causing 4xx Errors. A table that lists the five client IP addresses that are responsible for 4xx or client errors, and the count of errors by IP address over the last 60 minutes.

Top 5 Messages in the Error Logs. A table that lists the five most common error messages, based on the count of errors per message, and the count of each message logged over the last 60 minutes.

Error Responses by Server. An area chart that shows the count of 4xx and 5xx responses for each server in your deployment over the last 60 minutes.

Top 5 URLs causing 404 Responses. A table that lists the five URIs that generated the most 404 errors over the last 60 minutes. 

Error Log Levels. A column chart that shows the count of error logs written by log level—info, warn, error, and so on—over the last 60 minutes.