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Integrate Lightrun Logs to Sumo Logic using Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry (OTEl) collector

In this guide, you will learn how to pipe Lightrun logs to Sumo Logic with the Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry(OTel) collector.

Sumo Logic is a popular cloud-native logging tool that makes gaining valuable insights from your log data easy. By integrating Lightrun with Sumo Logic, you can insert real-time dynamic logs into your live application with Lightrun and send the collected logs to the Sumo Logic platform for visualization and fast analysis.


This tutorial assumes that you have:

  • A Lightrun account.
  • A Sumo Logic account. Register for a free Sumo Logic account here.

Install Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry(OTel) collector

This tutorial's first step is installing the Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry(OTel) collector on your local machine. When you create a new account with Sumo Logic, you will be directed to their onboarding page with the installation instructions. Run the Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry collector and dashboards installer code to complete the installation step.

Configure Sumo Logic OTel collector

After completing the installation step, the next step in this tutorial is to configure the Sumo Logic OTel collector to collect Lightrun logs and send the collected logs to Sumo Logic for analysis.

To do that,

  1. Create a lightrun.yaml file.
  2. Add the following YAML to the file.

                - /tmp/lightrun_file_handler_logs1.log
            include_file_name: false
            include_file_path_resolved: true
            storage: file_storage
                - type: json_parser
                parse_to: body
                if: 'attributes["log.file.path_resolved"] matches "/tmp/.*"'
        start_at: beginning
        groupbyattrs/file path resolved:
            - log.file.path_resolved
                    - filelog/custom_files
                    - memory_limiter
                    - groupbyattrs/file path resolved
                    - resourcedetection/system
                    - batch
                    - sumologic


    Change tmp to %TEMP% on Windows OS.

  3. Move the lightrun.yaml file to the /etc/otelcol-sumo/conf.d directory or appropriate location for your operating system; see the Sumo Logic documentation for more information.

    $ sudo mv lightrun.yaml /etc/otelcol-sumo/conf.d
  4. Run the OpenTelemetry installer.

    $ sudo otelcol-sumo --config=/etc/otelcol-sumo/sumologic.yaml --config "glob:/etc/otelcol-sumo/conf.d/*.yaml"

Confirm your integration

To confirm your integration:

  1. Change your log file handler format to JSON in your agent configuration and restart your Lightrun agent.



    For instructions on how to edit your agent configuration, see:

  2. Insert a Lightrun dynamic log into your code base.

  3. Log in to Sumo Logic and navigate to Manage Data > Collection > Open Telemetry Collection.
  4. Select your collector and click the Open in Log Search button.
  5. You should be able to view and analyze your Lightrun logs.

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Last update: April 17, 2024