Sources are the environments that Sumo Logic Collectors connect to collect data from your site. Each Source is configured to collect files in a specific way, depending on the type of Collector you're using.
- Sources for Installed Collectors are configured on Installed Collectors.
- Sources for Hosted Collectors are hosted along with the Collector in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, or other hosting services.
- Metrics Sources provide metrics data from Collector hosts in your environment or from external Sources such as Amazon CloudWatch.
When registering a Collector, you also have the option of configuring the Collector using a Source JSON file.
Whitelisting Sources that collect from AWS
If you're configuring a Source that collects from Amazon Web Services (AWS), you may need to whitelist AWS IP addresses. AWS makes current IP address ranges available in JSON format. Amazon advises that this file changes several times a week.
In particular, you'll need to whitelist the IP address associated with your Sumo Logic endpoint. For example, if your deployment is in the U.S., you'll need to whitelist the us-east region IP addresses. See Sumo Logic Endpoints and Firewall Security for information on determining your endpoint.
For details on how the file is updated, its use, its syntax, and to download the JSON file, go to http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-ip-ranges.html.