Log Inputs and Parsers

Use agent configurations to select which types of logs you want to ingest, and how to parse them.

You can configure a parser when you're creating a custom log and are setting up the agent configuration (in the Create custom log panel, Create agent config step 2, see under Agent configuration, Configure log inputs, and click Advanced parser options).

The following are the supported log inputs in agent configurations:

  • Windows Event Logs
  • Log Directory (Tail)

Any log data field can't be more than 10,000 characters. If the data exceeds this limit, the field is truncated during ingestion.

For Log Directory inputs, you can specify parsers to structure your logs. The following are the list of supported parsers: