Sources are the environments that Sumo Logic Collectors connect to 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.